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Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd to pay even less taxes as rate halved

The two carriers operate under the often criticized tonnage taxation scheme, and have effectively halved their tax rates during the second quarter of this year, Sea-Intelligence calculations show. The analyst bureau predicts political opposition to the scheme.

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Large container firms will experience increasing political pressure to pay more in taxes as they release their quarterly reports over the next few weeks, analyst firm Sea-Intelligence concludes.

The firm has calculated the effective tax rate of Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd based on the two companies’ recently released quarterly reports, and found that both firms are paying less and less in taxes.

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