Shipping forensics

Moore Stephens is a world-renowned financial advisor to the shipping industry and leaders in forensic maritime accountancy. Many firms have forensic accounting capability, but it is Moore Stephens’ extensive knowledge of the industry and the way it operates which has proved crucial in the successful resolution of numerous complex maritime disputes.

Through our Moore Stephens International network firms, the forensic maritime accounting team has considerable experience in giving written and oral evidence in arbitrations and trials. We really enjoy working closely with the legal teams and pride ourselves in being able to provide clear jargon-free reports to explain and resolve complex accountancy or valuation issues.

In addition to our shipping and forensic expertise, we have considerable manpower resources both at home and overseas to provide immediate assistance on any scale of project.

Our forensic maritime advice covers a range of areas including:

  • accounting systems and verification work
  • time charter damages
  • forward freight agreements
  • liner operations
  • shipping pools and agents
  • oil spill clean-up operations
  • salvage
  • scuttlings
  • OpCost – Moore Stephens’ unique shipping forensic tool
  • completion accounts, warranty and misrepresentation claims
  • valuations of shipping businesses
  • insolvency
  • taxation