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 100,000 vessels either in service or on order, 20,000 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 world fleet



  • TD5 : Steady / firm. Charterers are getting away with last done levels although meeting resistance. Last done ukcm disch 130 x 80.

  • TD3: Softening off back of a quiet start to wk. Atl not silent but less activity isn’t helping owners maintain last done rates (270 x 50.5).

  • AFRAS: Another quiet day in the Med, North Sea and Baltic – I’m afraid it doesn’t bode too well for all 3 markets.

  • DryCape: Spore holidays see quiet start to wk in both basins. Brazil/China levels still in low $18sPMT ETA mid Aug, mid $19s for Sept dates.

  • DryPmx: Clearing of NCont biz at end of last wk and these cargoes yet to be replaced in same number just yet - mrkt appears more balanced.