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Clarksons Research are global leaders in the provision of data, intelligence and insights across all aspects of shipping and trade, supporting the workflows and decision-making of our clients.


Ships tracked

Comprehensive coverage that puts meaningful intelligence at your fingertips.


Vessel positions reported per day

Our dynamic data feeds are updated constantly, offering timely, accurate information you can rely on.


Tonnes of seaborne trade (2021)

We process millions of data points to provide uniquely powerful data and intelligence.

Shipping & Trade

Track and understand complex markets

Clarksons Research, the data and analytics arm of Clarksons, are market leaders in the provision of independent data and intelligence around shipping and trade. Our uniquely powerful offering underpins the workflows and decision-making of thousands of organisations across the global maritime industry.

Delivered through our flagship platform, Shipping Intelligence Network, our data and analysis tracks and projects shipping market supply and demand, freight, vessel earnings, indices, asset values and macroeconomic data around global trade flows and economic developments – all crucial in helping our clients understand and manage complex shipping markets.

And through our World Fleet Register and Sea/net systems, we provide comprehensive tracking of the world shipping fleet, including granular information on vessel equipment, companies, shipbuilding, emissions regulations, deployment and trading patterns, fuelling transition and alternative fuels.

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Research Markets

ClarkSea Record

In our 2022 review, we profile another remarkable year for the shipping industry, with a record breaking ClarkSea Index (up 30% y-o-y) and a maritime sector again managing wide ranging disruption from global events including the onset of the Ukraine conflict, continued impacts from the pandemic, a slowing world economy and divergent trends across the shipping sectors.

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Research Markets

2022: Shipping's half year report

Clarksons Research have released their half year statistics on to Shipping Intelligence Network. After the resilience and then strong recovery of recent years, it has been another exceptional half year for shipping with our cross-segment ClarkSea* for shipping cargo transportation averaging $38,844/day, up 7% on 2H 2021 and 157% on the 10-yr average.

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Research Green Transition Markets

Fuelling Transition: Tracking Progress

With a record share of newbuild orders in Q1 alternative fuelled, this week’s Analysis, extracted from our upcoming Fuelling Transition report, tracks progress in the shipping industry’s vital decarbonisation journey.

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