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Outflagging of ships could provoke the EU Commission

The German shipping companies have promised the EU Commission to increase the number of ships sailing under EU flags in order to avoid problems when passing the German tonnage tax. But the shipowners continue to flag out. The Danish Shipowners' Association says that the EU is keeping a close eye on the outflagging.

German shipowners are incrasingly flagging out of the country's national ship register. The latest numbers from the German maritime authority, BSH, show that the fleet continues to decrease.

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