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Why more carriers opt out of using pilots in Nordic waters

Per Wistoft, CEO of United Arab Chemical Carriers, supports the use of pilots on board ships, but he points to one reason in particular why a growing number of carriers transit Danish waters without using pilots.

Danish and Baltic waters are among the most expensive in the world for carriers to transit, perhaps the most expensive, due to the price of carrying a pilot on board the ship. This means that many carriers decide not to use pilots, Per Wistoft, CEO of United Arab Chemical Carriers in Dubai, tells ShippingWatch.

A survey of transits through Danish waters, primarily to and from the Baltic Sea, performed by Danish news media dr.dk shows that numerous carriers opt not to use pilots in spite of UN recommendations to the contrary. And according to Per Wistoft, there is one reason for this in particular.

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