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Our coverage of the ship 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.


Brokers in our expert team

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


Offices around the world

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

130m dwt

Secondhand sales volumes

2,200 vessels of a combined 130 dwt reported sold across 2023.

Our Services:





Sale & Purchase Broking

World leaders in Sale & Purchase

Clarksons offers unrivalled coverage of the ship 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+ ship Sale & Purchase brokers strategically located across 11 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 ship 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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World Leading

Newbuilding S&P

Our expert newbuilding shipbrokers cover Tanker ships, Containerships, Gas ships, Car Carriers and Dry Bulk vessels. With an aging fleet, we are very active in placing alternative-fuel newbuild vessels for our clients, providing insight and execution services across dual-fuel LNG, methanol and ammonia projects. We retain a world-leading position due to the embedded and long term relationships we hold with shipyards and shipowners who trust and value our market intelligence for effective, informed decision-making.

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Unrivalled Secondhand Coverage

Dedicated Secondhand Brokers

We offer unrivalled coverage of the second-hand Sale & Purchase market. With a direct presence in every key market – from Athens to Hong Kong, Oslo to Shanghai – you can rely on our brokers to provide the specialist skills and knowledge you need to achieve your commercial goals. The expansion of our coverage into new markets ensures that you can leverage opportunities, particularly as volatility and market dynamics relating to Red Sea disruptions and positive tonne-mile growth trends look like to remain in focus. Well-connected and well-respected across the industry, we have built a strong client base that includes the world’s major independent and publicly listed ship owning companies and key shipyards in Europe and the Far East.

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Extensive Experience

Ship Recycling

Our specialist maritime Recycling team supports clients with the recycling and demolition of tonnage from all sectors, including tankers, dry bulk, containers, offshore units and other miscellaneous tonnage. Our large team of shipbrokers work across all the world’s major shipping centres, offering unrivalled expertise in the recycling of tonnage. We have extensive experience supporting major clients around the globe, helping to inform recycling opportunities that will maximise vessel utilisation and value. Our newbuilding and recycling brokers, collaborate closely to provide a full lifecycle of professional and efficient execution services.

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specialist strategy

S&P Projects

Our specialist strategy and project team work closely with clients to understand objectives to inform our insight-driven guidance across scale, design, fuel choice, energy saving technologies, market timing, future proofing and procurement options. Our expert brokers advise confidently across ownership and financing options and finally see all plans through to execution.

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The future fleet will help meet decarbonisation goals

Whilst shipping is the most emissions efficient mode of transport, there is an increasing impetus towards decarbonisation.

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Newbuild trends have started to shift

At the heart of reducing shipping's 2.3% contribution to global emissions will be a fuelling transition. We're already seeing this materialise through the profile of newbuilding orders.

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Short-term measures

A growing impact

In 2023, both CII and EEXI will provide some of the clarity that ship owners have needed to help lower their emissions. CII will have a growing impact in terms of dictating vessel speeds to improve energy efficiency whilst other emission-reduction solutions are deployed.

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The necessity for change

The scale of the challenge to decarbonise shipping is unprecedented. And the shipping must meet this challenge while continue to facilitate essential global trade.

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Operating in key locations globally

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62 Kifissias Avenue
151 25

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Philip Heymans Alle 29, 2. Th
2900 Hellerup

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14th Floor Gold Tower, Cluster I
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
United Arab Emirates
PO Box 102929

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Hong Kong

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30 Harbour Road
Hong Kong

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PO Box 5890, Rivona
South Africa

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Commodity Quay
St Katharine Docks
United Kingdom

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6F Shin-A Building,
50, Seosomun-ro 11-gil,
Jung-gu, Seoul
South Korea

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Room 1901, Tower C, ONE EAST
No. 768 Zhongshan Nanyi Road
Huangpu district

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15Fl Otemachi Financial City, South Tower
1-9-7 Otemachi

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753 20

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