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This week brought major changes and good news for Nordic Tankers and Eitzen Chemical, along with annual reports from Nordea and Wärtsilä.

Photo: Maersk Drilling

Solutions for chemical tanker carriers

Nordic Tankers consolidates its activities in Copenhagen and Eitzen Chemical settled its debt restructuring plan:

Nordic Tankers consolidates activities in Copenhagen

Nordic Tankers CEO: We now have a solid financial platform

Eitzen Chemical settles debt restructuring plan

Eitzen CEO: Now we're ready for acquisitions

Jens Grønning, CEO, Eitzen Chemical. Photo: Eitzen Chemical

The shipping market's ups and downs

Nordea published its annual report, where the shipping and oil division had a good year, while Finnish Wärtsilä saw its order intake slip a little:

Nordea: 2014 was a good year for shipping and oil

Wärtsilä projects positive market growth in 2015

Tonnage tax debate raging in Denmark

Danish offshore carriers such as Maersk and Esvagt criticized a new tonnage tax proposal from the government. A new PwC analysis ranks Denmark lowest in terms of tonnage tax schemes accommodating offshore shipping:

PwC: Tonnage tax crucial for offshore carriers

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