ESL Shipping has decided to reflag newbuilding Haaga to the Finnish flag from Portuguese flag as a part of the agreement with unions. Flag change took place Thursday (Mar 07) in Kokkola, Finland.

ESL Shipping reflags Haaga to Finnish flag
Caption: General cargo ship Haaga - Image courtesy of ESL Shipping

"We found a constructive solution with unions and are proud to finally hoist the Finnish flag onboard the Haaga”, says Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping.

“Having all owned vessels under Finnish flag gives us synergies in crew replacement and rotation as well as improves the competitiveness of the whole fleet through introduction of the fleet wide mixed crewing model.”

ESL Shipping Ltd is the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region. Company’s main clients are the power generation, steel and chemical industries to whom ESL carry raw materials such as coal, iron ore and limestone. ESL Shipping Ltd has been in business close to 70 years and is a subsidiary of Aspo Plc

Source: ESL Shipping