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Shipping and Logistics

Supporting the shipping and logistics industry with a full spectrum of accounting and business services.

Meet the Partners


The shipping and logistics industry today wrestles with thin margins, changing regulations and capital-intensive operations. Overcoming these challenges requires an intense focus on efficiency and the ability to leverage every potential source of revenue.

At PKF O’Connor Davies, we understand the nuances of the shipping and logistics industry. Our experts are keenly attuned to the industry‘s unique challenges. These include asset financing, international operations and taxation, transfer pricing, intermodal operations, agency relationships, complex import/export controls, and international tariffs. Our clients include shipping agents, freight forwarders and shipping logistics companies.

Our clients rely on our knowledge and connections as they address the challenges they face, from securing needed financing to adapting their operations in light of sustainability demands, shrinking markets and industry deregulation.

Through our comprehensive knowledge of the industry and breath of services, we help our clients maximize profitability, meet their own customers’ expectations and address competitive challenges. Our services include:

  • Audit Services
  • Tax return preparation and compliance advisory
  • Cross-border tax structuring
  • IT Consulting
  • Tax audit support
  • Transfer pricing studies
  • State and local tax compliance and planning
  • Tax credit services
  • Employee benefit consulting and compliance
  • Risk consultation including corporate governance issues
  • International audit and tax services

Global Expertise and Representation

For clients with international logistics and transport operations, our membership in the PKF International network ensures access to the expertise of independent accounting firms in more than 400 locations across 125 countries.  As a result, our clients benefit from worldwide representation through a single contact right here at home.