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The challenges over recent months have had a major impact on the carriage and logistics landscape. In terms of sea shipping, prices have taken a major hike driven by reduced availability and poor positioning of assets. We are finding that most agents are proposing very similar rates in the markets therefore there is little financial incentive falling out of tender processes.

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On 13 July 2020, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (the “DITC”) issued version 3.0 of the Guidance on Economic Substance for Geographically Mobile Activities (the “Guidance”) pursuant to the ES Law (as defined below). This replaces the previous version 2.0 of the Guidance issued on 30 April 2019.

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