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 today in Kokkola, Finland
”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.
Part of the crewmembers of Haaga before hoisting the Finnish flag to the aft mast.