International Maritime Structures

No matter where you're shipping goods to or from, our team of experts are here to help. We have extensive expertise in the buying, selling and the management of ships, alongside administering international maritime structures.

What are the benefits of holding vessels through offshore structures? 

There are a number of benefits available to corporations, including but not limited to:

  • Ability to ring fence the costs and risks associated with catastrophic environmental issues
  • Hold the vessel off your balance sheet through a stand-alone structure, should regulations not allow the client to hold vessels directly
  • Improve confidentiality
  • Provides a means for clients to separate different areas of their maritime business
  • Warehouse distressed vessel/s until they can be sold
  • Provide an independent structure for investment in maritime, by way of a joint venture arrangement, syndicate, or through a managed fund
  • Use a jurisdiction that is favourable from a double tax treaty point of view
  • Hold the vessels in a structure for succession and inheritance reasons
  • Benefit from flexible or advantageous employment regulations

Our corporate service offering includes:

  • Assistance with the establishment of SPVs
  • Corporate administration
  • Transactional administration
  • Director services
  • Accounting and financial reporting
  • Cash management
  • Compliance services
  • FATCA and CRS services

Our clients include:

We act for a diverse range of clients who use offshore arrangements as part of their international financing structures. These include:

  • Private and commercial ship owners
  • Banks
  • Joint ventures
  • Syndicates
  • Fund managers

Asset types:

We have vast experience owning and managing a number of different vessel types including:

  • Dry bulk carriers
  • OBO (oil, bulk and ore) carriers
  • Tankers
  • Container ships
  • Offshore drilling vessels
  • Offshore support vessels
  • Pleasure and super yachts
  • Accommodation rig

To learn more about our international maritime service offering contact us today.