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


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.


Tonnes of international seaborne trade (2021)

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


Client support

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

Chartering Services

Deep Sea Tankers


Deep Sea tankers in the fleet (2022).

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Deep Sea Tankers

Market leaders in all Deep Sea markets

Dry Cargo


Dry cargo shipping offices, offering global coverage.

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Dry Cargo

The world's biggest dry cargo shipbroker



Specialists including brokers, analysts and post-fixture experts.

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Combining specialist knowledge and extensive experience



TEU container fleet capacity (2022).

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Brokering deals that keep global goods moving

Specialised Products

371m tonnes

Estimated seaborne trade in 2021.

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Specialised Products

Global knowledge, local insight

Towage & Salvage


Miles. Our longest recycling towage of a commercial vessel.

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Towage & Salvage

24/7 salvage and emergency response

Car Carriers


Vehicles - Total seaborne volume (2021).

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Car Carriers

Pioneers in the transportation of rolling cargo


The key link in global supply chains

We offer a truly comprehensive end-to-end shipping consultancy 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 ship vessel type. Specialists in the full range of vessel 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 shipping 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 shipping strategic support in order to foster long-term relationships. This is supported through collaboration across business lines. Our shipping broker specialists have unrivalled industry knowledge, 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 Clarksons 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.  

Broking Terms of Business

Understanding the world around us

Research Shipping & Trade

2023 Shipping Market Review

Although our average day rate index, the ClarkSea, fell y-o-y (driven by “normalised” container markets), it remained 33% above the ten year trend with gas, tanker, offshore and car carrier all experiencing strong conditions and dry bulk and containers (Red Sea disruption) rallying late on. With a return to trade growth and a good flow of newbuild and S&P, it was another positive year for many.

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Renewables Offshore Broking

The Promise and Challenges of Expanding Renewable Energy in South Korea

South Korea stands at a critical juncture in its energy landscape, with a pressing need to transition towards renewable sources. Despite its position as the 8th largest electricity market globally, the country faces challenges in progressing renewable energy, and currently imports 90% of its energy supply. The potential for growth in the renewable sector is promising yet hindered by various bottlenecks.

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Broking Specialised Products

Clarksons and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies spearhead green hydrogen maritime supply chain offering

Clarksons Specialised Products is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, a German pioneer in Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology, to collaborate on a roadmap to establish a maritime supply chain for the bulk transportation of green hydrogen in chemical tankers using Hydrogenious' LOHC technology.

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