Moore Stephens urges changes to UK tonnage tax vessel written-down values

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has made representations to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about changing the way in which the written-down values of vessels are calculated under the UK tonnage tax rules, which it considers are not realistic in terms of their interaction with the capital allowances regime. Moore Stephens tax […]

Bureau Veritas to class largest gas-fuelled ro-pax fleet

International classification society Bureau Veritas is to class a major gas-fuelled ro-ro passenger ferry newbuilding and oversee the conversion of three existing ro-pax ferries to LNG power for Brittany Ferries. A major risk analysis carried out by Bureau Veritas together with Tecnitas was integral to the decision process for Brittany Ferries to switch part of […]

ISS further strengthens capability in Cargo Solutions

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has announced another new key hire within its Cargo Solutions division, with the appointment of Michael Ferguson (pictured) as Vice President, Cargo Solutions, Terminals and Port Infrastructure. With more than 35 years’ experience working in senior positions for companies like Drummond Coal, Kinder Morgan and the Forge Group, […]

WSS joins CLIA Global Executive Partner Program

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has strengthened its links to cruise industry owners and operators by becoming a member of the Cruise Lines Industry Association’s Global Executive Partner Program. WSS counts some of the world’s biggest cruise operators among its clients, providing port agency, safety and technical support services to 279 cruise ships on a global […]

All aboard for Malta Maritime Careers Day

Malta Maritime Careers Day is being organised on the 4th of September, intended to serve as a platform for maritime stakeholders to collectively raise awareness in the maritime industry and explore its vast array of career opportunities, both onshore and onboard. The objective of the Event is to bring together professionals, educators and industry players […]

Intelsat and Airbus Defense and Space utilise Intelsat EpicNG Platform

Satellite services provider Intelsat has entered into a new agreement with Airbus Defense & Space, the world’s second largest space company, bridging maritime VSAT services to Intelsat’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) EpicNG platform. The new agreement will provide global high throughput satcom services with secure access to Intelsat’s global Ku-band satellite capacity and terrestrially managed […]