Shipping and Trade

  • 87.7k

     Ships tracked

  • 24k

     Time series

  • 50

     Years Publishing shipping data

  • 9.3bn

     Traded annually by sea (tonnes)

We are the market leader in providing timely and authoritative information on all aspects of shipping. Providing data on over 135,000 vessels either in service or on order, 40,000 companies and 600 shipyards as well as extensive trade and commercial data, and over 100,000 time series.

Our data is trusted globally for its accuracy and depth - both by our clients and our colleagues within Clarksons.

Steve Gordon
MD Clarksons Research Services Ltd

Our digital portfolio comprises our flagship commercial intelligence system, Shipping Intelligence Network, and the online register, World Fleet Register. Clients can also access a broad selection of printed reports including the market-leading Shipping Intelligence Weekly.

A wide range of corporate and institutional clients choose to take advantage of our bespoke customer service contracts, which offer a customised mix of vessel feeds, support on financial offerings, seminars and multi-client studies such as our Shipbuilding Forecast Club.

Through Clarkson Valuations, our Research division is also the leading provider of valuations to the shipping industry and maintains close working relationships with many major owners and the majority of finance houses operating in the shipping sector.


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Growth of seaborne trade



  • FFA: Torrid week for iron ore with TSI 62% coming off 11.3%. Mkt seems stabilised today w strong buying interest seen across front of curve

  • MR: Increased TC interest from charterers for short t/c out of AG on the back of the firmer spot market.

  • SP: Veg oil ex-Black Sea has dropped slightly this week, whilst we see a smidgen of interest from South America to India. Rates remain flat.

  • SP: Extremely tight tonnage situation ex-ME Gulf on the westbound route with a spike in rates amidst a flurry of fresh cargo enquiry

  • U.S.OILSTOCKS: #USG crude and clean petroleum products #exports slowly recovering to pre hurricane levels