Swedish shipping faces considerable challenges regarding competitiveness as well as environmental and safety requirements. Therefore, on 21 January 2013, the Swedish Government presented an action plan containing measures to improve the competitiveness of the Swedish shipping industry in the global market.As follow-up to the action plan, the Government intends to present a maritime strategy by spring 2014. The aim will be to clarify how continued work on Swedish maritime policy can help create growth, welfare and a healthy marine environment. The action plan therefore also presents the Government´s ambition of highlighting the sustainable development of maritime-related industries and competitive shipping that helps achieve goals in industrial, transport and environment policies.
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