Friday, July 6, 2018

Global Group Extends Security and Compliance Reach for Ocean Freight Shipping Interests

Two New Companies Formed to Help Battle Everything from Disasters to Brexit
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – The Maritime Group, Inc. (TMG), first formed in 1990 in the US, has since expanded globally to incorporate, as its name suggests, a range of services for the seagoing community, mainly concerning a raft of technical and security matters. Now Maritime Group (International) Ltd of London (not to be confused with container specialists Maritime Transport) has launched two subsidiary companies, both of which unsurprisingly are of interest to the ocean freight shipping community.

The Maritime Group (Defence) Ltd and The Maritime Group (Security & Compliance) Ltd are both based in Liverpool, England, together with G&W Maritime Ltd, from where they will serve clients in the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide. John Mark Rowbotham, formerly of HM Customs, will head up TMG (Security & Compliance) and the company will focus on maritime and port security, plus customs, VAT and marine taxation, including taxation in open registries and double taxation.

The company is taking over a role formally provided at TMG by State 21 Limited during a two-year joint venture partnership. State 21 now concentrates on policing matters rather than maritime security, but will still be working with TMG (Security and Compliance) as and when required.

TMG (Defence) Limited is headed by a former nuclear submarine captain Jonathan Powis and will concentrate on key elements of maritime defence outside of war, including support issues, disaster relief, strategic consulting and intelligence. Captain Malcolm W Parrott, Executive Vice President of TMG (International), said:

“The launch of these new companies allows us to focus our considerable expertise in defence, security and compliance. It means we will be able to help greater numbers of clients protect and grow their businesses wherever they are. This especially applies to compliance and the looming Brexit when the United Kingdom leaves the EU. The new subsidiary companies strengthen TMG’s wide range of expert professional services and will also drive further growth.”