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We have a clear strategy to maintain and extend our industry leadership, based on six key objectives:
With an industry-leading range of products and services that spans the maritime and financial markets, we are uniquely placed to deliver the best, bespoke commercial solutions to all our clients - large or small. We are the best-in-class intermediary across every sector of maritime trade - and no single company is our lead competitor in more than one market.
Ours is a global presence, enabling us to meet client needs wherever and whenever they arise. With 49 offices in 21 countries, we share understanding, culture, IT platforms and the highest standards of corporate governance across our business - a fine example of how joined-up thinking can deliver a truly local service, worldwide.
The industry's leading providers of data and market intelligence on the shipping and offshore industries, our research team is by far the largest commercially-led unit in the maritime world. Our databases track around 87,000 ships and 6,000 offshore fields - and our Shipping Intelligence Network is viewed more than two million times per year.
From oil majors, raw materials producers and other multinationals to long-established shipowning families, our client base is second to none. We have worked with many of these clients for generations, building a deep understanding of their businesses and providing the services that have helped them to prosper.
We want Clarksons to be recognised as the place where the best people are empowered to do their best work. We hire the brightest talents and give them the tools to shine - including leading edge IT systems, high quality training and development as well as financial reward.
Consistently profitable and cash generative, our financial performance bears comparison with any business, not only in the shipping sector but across the FTSE. Our Total Shareholder Return (TSR) has been consistently strong and includes a progressive dividend policy that has been maintained for the last 14 years.