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ISS warns of increase in Australian Carbon Tax

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of an increase in Australian Carbon Tax on vessels from 1 July 2013.

Bunker duty and carbon tax is charged for all vessels who conduct a coastal voyage within Australian waters, and if a vessel purchases fuel and or oil within Australian waters for the purpose of a coastal voyage.

The Australian federal government first introduced its carbon pricing mechanism in July last year as part of the national clean energy measures. The carbon tax affects excise liabilities and fuel tax credit entitlements.

From 1 July 2013 the monetary rate of the Carbon Tax will increase as per Table A below. Duty on bunkers is paid in full at AUD 38.143 cents/litre and the rebate amount will be diminished by the Carbon Tax deduction as per Table B. ISS Australia can assist customers with bunker duty lodgements and claims by contacting australia@iss-shipping.com or Tel: +61 (0) 2 9410 8888.

Table A: Carbon charge rates for diesel and other liquid fuels 

Fuel Type

1st July 2012

1st July 2013

1st July 2014

Diesel and other liquid fuels (cents per litre)

6.21

6.521

6.858

Table B: Fuel Tax Credit (bunker duty rebate) rates after Carbon Tax rate deducted

Fuel Type

1st July 2012

1st July 2013

1st July 2014

Diesel and other liquid fuels (cents per litre)

31.933

31.622

31.285

(38.143 – 6.21)

(38.143 – 6.521)

(38.143 – 6.858)

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With 294 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 940 the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

Inchcape Shipping Services – A World of Local Expertise

www.iss-shipping.com

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