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Our skilled brokers and specialist analysts help inform cleaner, smarter fixtures. We provide a comprehensive picture of vessel supply, market movements, bunker costs and more, across every major market, from raw materials to finished products.

85%

Of world trade is carried by sea

Leaders in our field, we offer an end-to-end, best-in-class service across all sectors of shipping.

12bn

Tonnes of international seaborne trade (2021)

We help keep global trade moving, acting as the intermediary between shipowners and cargo suppliers.

24/7

Client support

Known for our exceptional service, we support clients at every stage of the chartering process, 365 days a year.

Services

Dry Cargo

14

Dry cargo offices, offering global coverage.

Dry Cargo

The world's biggest dry cargo shipbroker

OUR FOCUS
  • All commodities, all trade routes, all sizes
  • 173 expert brokers
  • Freight solutions
  • 24/7 broking and support.
KEY STAT
14
Dry cargo offices, offering global coverage
OUR APPROACH

Whether you’re moving a Handysize cargo of cement across the Atlantic, or a 180,000 tonne shipment of iron ore, our brokers work alongside our analysts and Research team to deliver a seamless service. With 14 offices in six continents, our long-standing relationships within the sector are founded on local knowledge and mutual respect.

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Dry Cargo team

We can support you at every stage of the chartering process.

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Deep Sea Tankers

5,000+

Deep Sea tankers in the fleet (2022).

Deep Sea Tankers

Market leaders in all Deep Sea markets

OUR FOCUS
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Analysts supporting every desk
  • All major loading areas covered
  • Working closely with owners & charterers.
KEY STAT
5,000+
Deep sea tankers in the fleet (2022)
OUR APPROACH

We offer best-in-class performance for crude oil, clean, and dirty petroleum products – from 25,000 dwt ships carrying refined petroleum products to crude oil tankers over 300,000 dwt. Producers and refiners value our negotiating expertise while oil companies, traders and shipowners rely on our insightful market intelligence to facilitate deals.

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Deep Sea Tankers team

Access the data and advice you need to support better decision-making.

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Specialised Products

371m tonnes

Estimated seaborne trade in 2021.

Specialised Products

Global knowledge, local insight

OUR FOCUS
  • Full chemical tanker market coverage
  • Chemicals, edible oils, biofuels & CPP
  • From deep sea to inland cargoes
  • Time charter, spot & CoA
  • Competitive & bespoke strategic solutions
  • 24/7 fixture, operational & claims support.
KEY STAT
336%
Estimated growth in biofuels seaborne trade (2007-21)
OUR APPROACH

Using our critical mass of knowledge and expertise, we provide a seamless end-to-end broking service throughout the supply chain. Working together we maximise our clients leverage, creating a competitive advantage for their shipping procurement strategies, supported by market-leading strategic and analytical verification and validation. No matter your need, we cut through the complexity of the Specialised Products market delivering on your objectives and exceeding them every time.

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Specialised Products team

Offering exceptional support throughout and beyond the voyage lifecycle.

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Containers

24.7m

TEU container fleet capacity (2022).

Containers

Brokering deals that keep global goods moving

KEY STAT
24.7m
TEU container fleet capacity (2022)
OUR APPROACH

We coordinate deals between container ship owners and liner companies that enable globalised trade. We allow our clients the widest possible access to the industry's most detailed data and we track market fundamentals, feeding this strategic intelligence into their businesses.

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Containers team

Contact our dedicated Container team to discuss your chartering requirements.

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OUR FOCUS
  • Underpinned by our Research team
  • Unrivalled industry knowledge
  • Excellent working relationships
  • Six global offices.

Towage & Salvage

13,250

Miles. Our longest recycling towage of a commercial vessel.

Towage & Salvage

24/7 salvage and emergency response

OUR FOCUS
  • Emergency response brokerage
  • Heavylift transportation
  • Port-to-port towages.
KEY STAT
13,250
Miles. Our longest recycling towage of a commercial vessel
OUR APPROACH

We specialise in emergency response, offering port-to-port towages of damaged, out of class or laid up vessels, barges and drilling rigs as well as heavylift transportation aboard submersible Heavy-Lift-Vessels. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and assisting clients in the quickest, most efficient manner possible has earned us clients including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and UK and US Navies.

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Towage & Salvage team

In an emergency please call:
+44 (0)20 7645 5032

You can also download our 'T&S SOS' app from the App store or Google Play, or click below to call our 24-hour helpline.

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Car Carriers

20m

Vehicles - Total seaborne volume (2021).

Car Carriers

Pioneers in the transportation of rolling cargo

FULL END-TO-END SERVICE
  • Newbuildings, chartering
  • Sale & Purchase, recycling
  • Direct access to all liner operators and shipowners
  • Facilitating financial leasing & solutions
  • Backed by Clarksons Research
  • Backed by Clarksons Valuations
  • Certified by DNV
  • ISO 9001:2000 compliant.
KEY STAT
775
Vessels in the current fleet (March 2022)
OUR APPROACH

Specialised brokers in the global transportation of cars and other rolling material for more than 40 years, our dedicated PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) team is a recognised leader in the field. From our history with RS Platou, we pioneered the development of modern sea transportation for wheel-based commodities – and we continue to lead the way. With four dedicated brokers and offices around the globe, we have direct access to and are closely involved with all liner companies and shipowners in this market. We ensure our clients receive the best quality service by working to the highest ethical standards and providing a complete end-to-end offering, including newbuilding, sale and purchase, period chartering, recycling and full valuations.

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Car Carriers team

Contact our expert team to discuss your requirements.

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Gases

55+

Specialists including brokers, analysts and post-fixture experts.

Gases

Combining specialist knowledge and extensive experience

A UNIQUE OFFERING

We’re the world’s most comprehensive and widely recognised gas brokerage service. Our expert teams are able to advise and guide clients from project inception to contract execution, post-fixture through to transaction expiry.

OUR SERVICES
  • Chartering
  • Commodity Broking
  • Asset Broking
  • Across LPG, Ammonia, LNG, CO2 and Petrochemical gases
KEY STAT
55+
Specialists including brokers, analysts and post-fixture experts.
THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL GAS MARKETS

By bringing all the gas disciplines together, we leverage the natural synergies within our client base and take advantage of technological developments in order to move towards more efficient and environmentally conscious shipping.

More on Gases

Gases

A unique end-to-end service offering across the Gas market, covering chartering, commodity broking and asset broking.

Gases

At the heart of the global gas markets.

Leading the way in the brokerage of LPG, Ammonia, Petrochemical Gases and LNG. We are committed to the emerging marine transportation of CO₂ and the development of green ammonia.

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Chartering

The key link in global supply chains

We offer a truly comprehensive end-to-end service across all sectors of shipping and Offshore. As well as covering all the world’s major trade routes, we have in-depth knowledge of each product and every vessel type. Specialists in the full range of chartering contracts, from shuttle tanker time charters and bareboat charters to spot fixtures and COA contracts – we support our clients at every stage. We deliver a global service whilst maintaining personal relationships at a local level, providing hands-on expertise and guidance.

Our premise is simple: The better informed we are, the more business our clients want to do with us. And the more business we do, the better informed we become. We evolve with our clients, providing them with exceptional strategic support in order to foster long-term relationships. This is supported through collaboration across business lines. Our brokers’ unrivalled industry knowledge is supported by outstanding market intelligence, from our colleagues in Clarksons Research, and industry-leading information and technology tools. 

We draw on the strategic information they provide to best meet the needs of our clients. Likewise, by collaborating with our colleagues in the Financial team, we’re not only able to help clients move physical goods, we can also assist them with financing projects and managing their exposure to risk. Our close working relationships with our Securities and Debt & Leasing teams in Oslo give us a competitive edge, enabling us to not only bring parties together, but to assist in financing the deal through full investment banking services and tailored debt solutions.  

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NEWS AND INSIGHTS

Understanding the world around us

Gases LPG & Ammonia
Insights

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): What are the shipping requirements?

In this article, we take a snapshot of existing CCS projects and look at the related shipping solutions required.

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Green Transition Sustainability LNG
Insights

Alternative fuels challenge the sustainability of maritime decarbonisation

It is undisputable that we need to drive a lower carbon future. Kenneth Tveter, Head of Clarksons Green Transition team provides his thoughts on how the industry can best achieve this with the resources we have at hand.

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Offshore Renewables Broking
Stories

How Clarksons helps offshore wind developers to understand the local marketplace

Achieving your objectives within the global offshore wind market requires a locally focused lens.

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News and insights