Below is a translated copy of an article published by Søfart, 27 June 2016, Of Shipowners’ Association, www.soefart.dk
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It will now be much more attractive to smaller ferries to switch to clean electric power, which now also have to pay only minimal electricity tax. It puts Skatteministeren up to in a new answer to parliament.
It’s Brian Mikkelsen from the Conservatives, who have raised the threshold for cost skilled shore power for ships. Back in 2014, when parliament lowered the electricity tax for large commercial ships from 83.3 cent per kWh for EU minimum rate of 0.4 cent per kWh, copied to a Swedish minimum threshold to ensure rapid EU approval of the scheme. Now is the time for the next step, says Minister of Taxation:
“I intend to propose legislation on the removal of gross tonnage limit of at least 400 tonnes of commercial ships since it could contribute to reduced emissions of CO2, NOx, SO2 and particulate matter from ships,” said Karsten Lauritzen in the new answer to parliament.