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  • 9 November 2017

    Further increases in shipping charges in Sweden will deteriorate the competitiveness of the country’s maritime industry, according to the Swedish Shipowners’ Association. Swedish Maritime Administration raised shipping charges by SEK 100 million (USD 11.9 million) on January 1, 2017. For the coming year, increases by SEK 115 million are planned. Swedish Shipowners’ Association has criticized the proposal […]

  • 25 October 2017

    A new insurance solution has been launched by the Swedish Club providing upfront cover for the uninsured losses that are expected to be recovered from a third party following a collision. Following a serious incident at sea, shipowners can find themselves struggling to maintain cash flow, despite having a sound business and a comprehensive set […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg will start today with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Aimed at increasing the terminal’s productivity, the measures will result in cuts of 100 dockworker jobs before and during the summer, according to the SDU. APMT Gothenburg has developed a new […]

  • 18 January 2007

    Sales of Statoil’s E85 biofuel grew by 270% in Sweden last year compared with 2005, and this product is due to be available at 260 Swedish service stations by the end of 2007. “Our commitment to renewable motor fuels is long term and an increasingly important part of our product portfolio,” says Helena Fornstedt, public […]

  • 24 July 2006

    Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has completed modernizing the Natali supertanker, the company’s press service said. According to the statement, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation modernized the tanker over a six-month period. The tanker currently meets the requirements of the international convention to prevent marine pollution.

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish merchant fleet has witnessed growth for the first time in several years as shipowners Furetank, Älvtank and Erik Thun AB opted to fly the country’s flag on eight Gothia Tanker Alliance ships. The Swedish merchant fleet decreased from 254 vessels to 89 during the years 2001-2017. However, the downward trend is now reversed by […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government of Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tonnage tax system aiming to level the playing field between domestic and shipping companies from other European countries, according to the Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA). Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson presented the government’s maritime strategy at Donsö Shipping Meet 2015, revealing that the Swedish tonnage tax will be introduced in […]

  • 19 December 2005

    Damen Shipyards Gorinchem is very pleased to announce the award of a significant contract from the Swedish Coastguard in Karlskrona. Following a public tender during the summer of 2005, the contract was signed on 20 December, 2005.

  • 28 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A group of Swedish onshore wind power companies have raised their voices against a separate new support system for offshore wind power. According to them, it is an expensive and unnecessary way to increase the share of renewable energy in Sweden, since the same benefits can be achieved through onshore wind power. Arise, Swedish developer of onshore […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Due to the high yard density mainly caused by the ongoing labor blockades, Sweden’s APM Terminals Gothenburg is forced to limit import containers to be able to dispatch export cargo inside the terminal. “APM Terminals Gothenburg is working to reduce the yard density, and warns that it may result in lack of certain import products into […]

  • 24 March 2015

    There were 61 incidents involving 120 stowaways reported in 2014, according to International Maritime Organisation’s statistics. Cape Town and Lagos were the most common ports of embankment. Some 81% of the total amount of cases were from Africa, the most common nationalities involved in the incidents being Nigerian, Ghana and Tanzanian. The ships that were most boarded […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, plans to organize a new strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg on January 24, 2017, “after being barred from representing its members at upcoming redundancy negotiations.” The strike, which will take place from 12:00 to 20:00 P.M. local time, will be held in […]

  • 13 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    DNV has been granted extended authorisation by the Swedish Transport Agency to act as a Recognised Organisation providing statutory survey services to Swedish-flagged vessels engaged in international trade. Effective from 1 September 2011, this increased responsibility for DNV has the strong support of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Sveriges Redare-Förening. The authority agreement was signed by […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government of Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tonnage tax system aiming to level the playing field between domestic and shipping companies from other European countries, according to the Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA). Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson presented the government’s maritime strategy at Donsö Shipping Meet 2015, revealing that the Swedish tonnage tax will be introduced in […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Turkish operator Yilport is expanding into the Baltic region, starting with the acquisition of a container terminal in Sweden. Yilport now owns 80% of Gävle Container Terminal, with the remaining 20% of the shares in the company controlled by Gävle Municipality. “This new ownership structure means that the recent uncertainty regarding the ownership of the […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A.M. Best Ratings Services Ltd has awarded a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-“. to marine insurer the Swedish Club with a stable outlook. In line with the rating, the Club is expected to maintain an excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation throughout 2015. As a mutual association, the Club accepts […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Gothenburg-based marine mutual insurer the Swedish Club has announced a 2.5 per cent general increase for 2015. The Club said that this action consolidates the work undertaken by the Club in 2014, with a positive underwriting result and the forecast of a bottom line surplus for the full year 2014. Speaking at the recent board […]

  • 24 August 2011

    On the August 8th Swedish Coast Guard, civilian authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence, released vessel R&M services tender. The tender includes Repair and maintenance works to the Swedish Coastguard vessel “KBV 465”. Scope of work on the vessel will include complete overhauling of vessel’s mechanical as well as electrical systems. The Swedish […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has decided to implement a partial lockout at the container terminal in response to the planned industrial action by members of the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU).  As disclosed, the lockout will commence on May 19 and continue until June 30. During this period, the lockout will occur on weekdays between 16:00 and 7:00. […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Swedish Energy Agency has granted €2 million to Corpower Ocean to test its wave energy technology that works on the principles of human heart off Scotland. Corpower will build a new prototype wave power plant and install it in the sea off Scotland, Swedish Energy Agency’s press release reads. Corpower’s HiWave wave energy converters […]

  • 25 June 2009

    Shipping company Grimaldi has become the sole owner of the Swedish port of Wallhamn after buying Eukor Car Carriers’ 50% stake. Grimaldi’s joint-MD, Emanuele Grimaldi, said: “We are proud of what Wallhamn has become since we bought the original 50% stake. “Wallhamn is a demonstration on how private ownership of a port can generate employment […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for ten ROV systems, which will be deployed operationally for seabed surveys, inspections, light underwater operations and recovery of objects. Saab will fulfil the deliveries using the Seaeye Falcon system, which is being adapted to meet FMV’s specifications. The […]