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£443.3m

Revenue

(2020: £358.2m)

£69.4m

Underlying profit before taxation

(2020: £44.7m)

84p

Dividend per share

(2020: 79p)

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ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Chair's review

After what has been a record year for the Group, Laurence Hollingworth, Chair of the Board, discusses how Clarksons' strategy and a shared determination across the entire business, has enabled us to successfully navigate the global pandemic, maintain an excellent service for our clients, maximise the opportunities of improving markets and once again deliver shareholder value.

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After what has been a record year for the Group, Laurence Hollingworth, Chair of the Board, discusses how Clarksons' strategy and a shared determination across the entire business, has enabled us to successfully navigate the global pandemic, maintain an excellent service for our clients, maximise the opportunities of improving markets and once again deliver shareholder value.

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CEO's review

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Financial review

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Bringing everyone together to drive the green transition

The drive towards a net zero economy is fundamentally reshaping the way we operate, the way our industry works and the way global trade happens. At Clarksons, we work closely with our clients to lean into this transition, because we believe there’s opportunity for everyone.

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Andi Case, Chief Executive Officer

Progress is never straightforward

We are encouraging action, ensuring that our research services and strategic advice help our clients make the most of the opportunities of the green transition, whilst taking seriously our responsibility as a large player in the market.

How we're bringing everyone together
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Kenneth Tveter, Head of Green Transition

We’ve set off on our green transition journey

We launched Clarksons’ Green Transition team in 2021, bringing together all the strands of activity around the Group that contribute to helping our clients and industry become more sustainable. We’re certain that the regulatory changes announced in 2021 will accelerate this pathway.

How we're bringing everyone together
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Duncan Lyall, Head of Carbon Broking

Carbon broking provides an immediate impact

Shipping is shifting from a strictly voluntary approach to a statutory regime on carbon emissions in the EU by 2023. We launched the Carbon Broking team to support our clients in preparing for its phased introduction. We strongly believe that anyone getting ready now will have a head start in a few years.

How we're bringing everyone together
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Christoffer Svärd, COO, Maritech

Near real-time data is here

The adoption of digital tools has become essential for us and for our clients to be able to foresee, monitor and minimise environmental impacts accurately. In 2021 we integrated the ability for near real-time emissions data capture and analysis into our Sea/ platform. We focused on working with our clients to fully understand their challenges and what data they needed to help drive cleaner decisions.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Our impact

As an enabler of global trade, we monitor and manage our environmental impact, working closely with our clients to lead and facilitate positive environmental change in shipping. We focus on our people and our communities and we maintain robust governance to ensure Clarksons is a responsible business.

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IN FOCUS

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Global trend

Green transition

The need to transition to a green and sustainable economy is an urgent priority for society and for corporates globally. The shipping industry must play its role in reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions whilst managing changing energy production and energy trade.

The need to transition to a green and sustainable economy is an urgent priority for society and for corporates globally. The shipping industry must play its role in reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions whilst managing changing energy production and energy trade.

What this means for Clarksons

The green transition is central to our strategy

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Global trend

Technology

Changes in digital technology are introducing opportunities to radically improve efficiency, regulatory compliance and transparency across shipping. Industry participants are increasingly keen to work with established partners with critical mass and industry understanding.

Changes in digital technology are introducing opportunities to radically improve efficiency, regulatory compliance and transparency across shipping. Industry participants are increasingly keen to work with established partners with critical mass and industry understanding.

What this means for Clarksons

Technology is central to our strategy

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Global trend

Trade growth

Over the past 20 years, seaborne trade and shipping capacity have expanded significantly, creating a broader and more complex industry by geography and by commodity. Shipping companies, traders and cargo interests have become more consolidated, global and mature in their approach with increasing demands for highly professional support.

Over the past 20 years, seaborne trade and shipping capacity have expanded significantly, creating a broader and more complex industry by geography and by commodity. Shipping companies, traders and cargo interests have become more consolidated, global and mature in their approach with increasing demands for highly professional support.

What this means for Clarksons

We are developing and maintaining our market-leading position

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Global trend

Energy transition

As pressure builds globally to find solutions to moderate climate change, the energy transition will cause fundamental change to shipping, trade, offshore and energy.

As pressure builds globally to find solutions to moderate climate change, the energy transition will cause fundamental change to shipping, trade, offshore and energy.

What this means for Clarksons

Our strategy commits to growing our participation in the Renewables sector

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ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Meeting the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime markets

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Impact Green Transition Broking
Stories

Positive change through cross-divisional collaboration

Our Green Transition team brings together experts from across the Group to deliver smarter and cleaner outcomes for our clients.

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Renewables Impact Financial
Stories

Working together across the globe to build back better

As the world sharpens its focus on ‘building back better’, we're seeing demand from clients wanting to ‘pivot’ into the Offshore wind market.

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Achievement Towage and Salvage
Stories

Clarksons completes a world-first route for rigs

Adrian Goodger explains the unique requirements for transporting the jackup rig Atlantic Amsterdam on an uninterrupted transit of the Northern Sea Route.

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