Should shipping pay corporate tax?

By Justin Stares, editor, The Maritime Watch.

Ask a typical shipowner why he or she lumps for a certain flag and the answer is almost always: "It's a question of price and service".

If owners can't reach an administration on a Friday evening or over the weekend, that's a problem. It's a...

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