UK shipping competitiveness is under threat warns Moore Stephens

Leading accountant and shipping adviser, Moore Stephens, has welcomed the UK government’s decision to issue consultation papers on statutory residence and the taxation of non-domiciliaries. But it warns that the UK shipping industry faces a growing threat from other jurisdictions. Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ consultation papers propose a statutory residence test and certain changes […]

RINA granted US Coast Guard US flag approval

Genoa-based classification society RINA has been authorised by the US Coast Guard to conduct plan review and approval and initial and subsequent surveys for US-flagged cargo and passenger vessels. Under the agreement signed yesterday, RINA has received delegation for Load Line, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM, and Tonnage survey and certification services. The MOA delegating authority and […]

Bureau Veritas certifies first Philippines manning agency

Bureau Veritas has certified Philippines-based manning agency Maryville Manila for compliance to the Maritime Labour Convention MLC2006 on a voluntary basis making it the first manning agency to be certified by class society in the Philippines. Claude Maillot, VP Ships in Service Management at Bureau Veritas, said: “The readiness of Maryville Manila to move towards […]