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Ocean-going vessels cost the Federal government a further 130 million Swiss francs

The guarantees for Swiss ocean-going ships to the Federal tax: The Federal Council has requested Parliament for a supplementary loan of 129 million Swiss francs. Two years ago, the Parliament had already approved a supplementary loan of 215 million Swiss francs.

The Federal Council had adopted the second supplementary loan in October. He has informed only on Thursday. The loan is necessary due to liabilities of the Federal drawn from joint and several guarantees for eight vessels the company's mass marine against the Bank, such as the Federal Council writes.

taking into account the expected net sale proceeds of the vessel sales was expected by the Federal government with a loss in the order of magnitude of 100 million francs, it is said in the message.

by the end of 2016, Switzerland had 47 ocean-going vessels through the Federal guaranteed loans in the amount of 794 million Swiss francs. By the middle of October, there were still 26 vessels. The loss of the Federal government is likely to be around 200 million Swiss francs, writes the Federal Council.

Despite major efforts of the Federal government to strengthen the ship's companies under the Swiss flag, a further Guarantee of drawings could not be avoided. The sale process for the eight ocean-going vessels, according to the Federal Council in response. Individual ships had already been to the buyers over the other hand, the Deliveries or sales negotiations had to be taken. (anf/sda)

Created: 07.11.2019, 10:52 PM

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