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We do this by building on our strong performance. In doing so we are able to maintain and develop our position as the global market leader in shipping services.

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  • BREADTH
  • REACH
  • UNDERSTANDING
  • PEOPLE
  • TRUST
  • GROWTH
BREADTH

Expanding our breadth to better tailor our integrated offer

With an expanding and industry-leading range of services that span the maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver bespoke commercial solutions to our clients and enable them to make better-informed decisions. As the market makes increasing strides toward a more sustainable future, our investment in Renewables and sustainability expertise positions us to lead this vital change from the front.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

Supporting decarbonisation across the industry

Our green transition advisory service helps clients make cleaner, smarter decisions across the full life cycle of their shipping activity, incorporating research, technology, broking and financial services. Responding to clients' growing demand for technology, we have also continued to invest in our Sea/ suite of technology products, launching new modules and enhancing a number of existing modules.

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REACH

Extending our reach to support clients globally

Our global presence enables us to meet client needs whenever and wherever they arise. We have 52 offices, in 23 countries, spanning six continents, and growing, we share understanding, culture, IT systems and high standards of corporate governance across our business, as we use our local knowledge to provide clients with truly global, cross-border advice.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

Expanding our network

We grew our key international hubs in Singapore and Oslo, diversified the services provided for the Group from our New Delhi office and accessed flexible technology resources and talent pools in new locations.

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UNDERSTANDING

Stronger understanding of clients’ needs

From oil majors to raw material producers, shipowning families to Offshore wind farm developers – we build a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With multiple touchpoints across the industry, leading digital solutions and authoritative intelligence, we deliver unique, tailored solutions that help you prosper.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

Launching our green transition offering

Our green transition offering provides clients with a consultative approach to finding bespoke solutions to devising and executing their decarbonisation strategy. The Renewables business also launched a new service - Advisory, Intelligence and Research (AIR) - to support project development, execution, operation and management in Offshore wind.

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PEOPLE

Empowering people to fulfil their potential

We’re committed to attracting and retaining the best people, providing them with the tools and training that empower them to fulfil their potential. With access to our leading technology and authoritative intelligence, our people drive success for our clients and lead positive change in a complex global industry that is rapidly evolving.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

Enhanced performance management processes

We continued to evolve our competency framework, actively using it in performance management and promotion decisions. This has created more transparency and a level playing field for all.

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TRUST

Maintaining trust in shipping intelligence

As a globally-respected market leader in the provision of data and intelligence, our research is widely trusted across the shipping industry, not just by our clients but also by governments, regulators and trade associations, to inform effective decision-making. Our database tracks over 160,000 vessels and 8,000 offshore oil and gas fields.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

Enhancing our research offering

Renewables Intelligence Network was successfully launched, providing data, analysis and intelligence focused on the Offshore wind sector. Updates to our Energy Transition Model and the expansion of our wide-ranging research and data around the fuelling transition was also positively received.

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GROWTH

Growing our business to improve performance

We are a consistently profitable and cash-generative business, committed to creating long-term value for our shareholders. We do not rest on our laurels. As the market leader across our core sectors, we strive to build on our position, providing best-in-class advice and delivering an exceptional service to our clients.

WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN 2021

We increased our dividend

We increased our dividend for the 19th consecutive year and maintained our progressive dividend policy. We remained cash-generative, increased our free cash resources and achieved a 55.3% year-on-year increase in underlying profit before taxation.

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IN ACTION

Working together to build a brighter future for our clients

As a world leader in integrated shipping services, we believe it’s our role to advise clients to achieve their decarbonisation objectives and enable cleaner, greener trade across the maritime sector.

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Offshore wind sector reaches record capacity

Clarksons Research has released full year 2021 data points for the Offshore Renewables sector, showing further record capacity growth for Offshore wind.

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