Archive for August, 2011

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is understood to have agreed to re-examine its intention to unilaterally reinterpret the UK Tonnage Tax rules to the potential detriment of many shipowners. Shipping accountant and adviser, Moore Stephens says it understands that the review will be carried...
August 16th, 2011 | Environment, News | Read More

Scanjet Macron completes challenging Hanseatic tank level retrofit

Scanjet Macron has completed a challenging tank level gauging system retrofit onboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ MS Hanseatic during the 18-year old vessel’s 13-day dry docking at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg. The 184-passenger ship Hanseatic is classed as the world’s only Five Star expedition...
August 1st, 2011 | Shipmanagement, Technical | Read More

Clyde & Co on Piracy

The recent surge in piracy around the world has compelled the U.S. and the International community to clarify the legality of the use of force in any defense against piracy, in particular due to the increasing use of privately contracted security teams embarked onboard vessels transiting high-risk areas....
August 1st, 2011 | Defense, Legal, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Bribery Act is “minefield for the shipping industry”

According to London Matters fortnight report to which we agree, some shipping companies attempting to comply with the requirements of the UK Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July, could actually be building a case for their own prosecution. The warning comes in an analysis by Ince & Co...
August 1st, 2011 | Legal, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More