Limited growth possibilities for Swedish shipping

The Swedish maritime action plan fails to implement one of the corner stones of the Danish maritime policy which has ensured the blooming of the Danish shipping industry and which might be able to stop the negative development in Sweden, Copenhagen Business School Associate Professor René Taudal Poulsen thinks.

The tonnage taxation and the Danish International Ship Register are central elements of the Danish maritime policy. None of these are mentioned as concrete initiatives in the action plan for Swedish shipping and therefore, the growth opportunities in the Swedish maritime industry are limited, René Taudal Poulsen, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, thinks.

“They completely deny the possibility of one and only set up a committee to examine the other. These steps tell me that the action plan will not do anything good for the Swedish competitiveness,” he tells ShippingWatch.

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