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Our coverage of the sale and purchase market is without equal in terms of scope and scale, through our strategically located teams across Europe and Asia. The shipyards trust and value our market intelligence and rely upon it when making decisions as to which projects they should undertake.

Our team comprises shipping people who understand banking and banking people who understand shipping. This powerful combination is unique within our industry and means we have an unrivalled ability to help you successfully sell and buy ships, contract newbuildings and arrange the recycling of older tonnage.

100+

Brokers in our expert team

The world's largest Sale & Purchase team, in terms of broker numbers and number and value of transactions handled.

13

Offices around the world

The global spread of our team offers unrivalled market coverage that taps in to all key potential buyers.

147m dwt

Global sales volumes

The global S&P markets continued to recover in 2021, with sales volumes reaching record levels.

Services

Newbuilding

48m CGT

Global newbuilding volumes in 2021.

Newbuildings

Dedicated teams in strategic global locations

OUR FOCUS
  • Specialised teams
  • Relationships with key shipyards
  • Accurate guidance for clients
  • Up-to-date newbuilding orderbook.
KEY STAT
4.3m
TEU. Record investment in the Containership sector
OUR APPROACH

Strategic insight on what shipyards are looking to build. Accurate guidance on what delivery positions are available. Our long-term business relationships with key shipyards around the world mean we have access to the information you need for effective, informed decision-making.

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Newbuilding team

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Secondhand

40%

Increase in global sales volumes.

Secondhand

Expert service from our dedicated brokers

OUR FOCUS
  • Specialist team
  • Global coverage
  • US$6.8bn in sales (2021).
KEY STAT
4.5%
of the world’s trading fleet that is alternative fuel capable.
OUR APPROACH

Offering unrivalled coverage of the secondhand Sale & Purchase market. With a direct presence in every key market – from Athens to Hong Kong, Oslo to Shanghai - our brokers provide the expertise and resources to successfully deliver on your business objectives.

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Secondhand team

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Recycling

500+

Deals concluded to all the main recycling destinations.

Recycling

Specialised teams providing global reach, knowledge and expertise

OUR FOCUS
  • Dedicated Recycling team
  • 35+ years’ experience
  • Conference panellists
  • All major recycling destinations covered
  • Recycling of tonnage from all sectors including tankers, dry bulk, containers, offshore units and other miscellaneous tonnage.
OUR TRACK RECORD
500+
Deals concluded to all the main recycling destinations
OUR APPROACH

Our large team of brokers work across all the world’s major shipping centres. Offering unrivalled expertise in the recycling of tonnage, we have extensive experience working with major clients around the world, delivering a professional, efficient service. Fully versed with all the new regulatory requirements such as Hong Kong Convention compliant recycling and EU SRR (EU Ship Recycling Regulation).

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Recycling team

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Projects

Leading

provider in S&P.

Projects

Specialists in large-scale tonnage acquisition projects

OUR FOCUS
  • Strategy
  • Structuring
  • Specialised team
  • Active in all shipping sectors
  • Large-scale tonnage acquisition.
KEY STAT
160+
years of experience and presence
OUR APPROACH

Market-leading research and close business relationships with key shipyards around the world: that’s what sets us apart. Shipyards trust our market intelligence and use it to decide which projects to undertake so we can support you to make better-informed business decisions around large-scale tonnage acquisition.

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Projects team

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Sale & Purchase

World leaders in Sale & Purchase

Clarksons offers unrivalled coverage of the Sale & Purchase market. Whether you’re looking to sell and buy ships, contract newbuildings or arrange recycling, we lead the sector with the scope and scale of our operations and a reputation for delivering impartial advice, adding value and providing validation to support your decision-making. We draw on the synergies of the Clarksons Group to optimise our Sale & Purchase services. Backed by Clarksons Research, we have access to rich market intelligence in-house to help inform decision-making.

Similarly, collaborating with our Financial Services teams enables us to not only identify and bring together suitable sellers and buyers for single vessel deals, but to also help buyers raise finance or assist with sale and leaseback transactions. With 100+ brokers strategically located across 13 global offices, our proven market presence has enabled us to develop unrivalled relationships, both in quality and quantity. By leveraging the power of this extensive network, we’re able to provide a superior service.

For example, we can guide clients on what shipyards are looking to build and possible delivery positions as a result of our long-standing relationships with key shipyards. Likewise, we can arrange physical pre-purchase inspections thanks to our relationships with major inspection companies. This unparalleled blend of expertise and resources makes us the Sale & Purchase partner of choice for many of the world's major shipowning companies as well as all major shipyards in Europe and the Far East. It’s also why we are trusted to handle exclusive mandates on behalf of international banks, governments, courts and listed global conglomerates.

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