Our strategy

We have a clear strategy to maintain and extend our industry leadership, based on six key objectives:


Expanding our breadth to better tailor our integrated offer

With an industry-leading range of products and services that spans the maritime and financial markets, we are uniquely placed to deliver bespoke commercial solutions to all our clients. 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.


Extending our reach to support clients globally

Ours is a global presence, enabling us to meet client needs wherever and whenever they arise. With 48 offices in 22 countries, and growing, we share understanding, culture, IT systems and high standards of corporate governance across our business.


Stronger understanding of clients needs

Our client base ranges from oil majors, raw material producers, other multinationals and long-established shipowning families. 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.


Empowering people to fulfil their potential

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 and financial reward. 


Maintaining trust in shipping intelligence

As the industry's leading provider of data and market intelligence on the shipping and offshore industries, our research team is the largest commercially-led unit in the maritime world. Our databases track over 140,000 ships and 7,000 offshore fields. Shipping Intelligence Network is viewed more than five million times per year.


Growing our business to improve performance

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 has been consistently strong and includes a progressive dividend policy that has been maintained for the last 15 years.

Vision and Values

What makes us the natural partners for a wide range of clients on five continents?

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Career opportunities


Clarksons holds a fundamental belief in the importance of individual talent.

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