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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 shipping data analysis 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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Understanding the world around us

Ocean wake
Research Shipping & Trade

2023 Shipping Market Review

Although our average day rate index, the ClarkSea, fell y-o-y (driven by “normalised” container markets), it remained 33% above the ten year trend with gas, tanker, offshore and car carrier all experiencing strong conditions and dry bulk and containers (Red Sea disruption) rallying late on. With a return to trade growth and a good flow of newbuild and S&P, it was another positive year for many.

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Offshore ship at oil and gas rig
Research Offshore and Energy Offshore

Offshore Oil & Gas: Half Year Review

First half 2023 statistics for the offshore oil and gas vessel and rig markets have been released by Clarksons Research, with encouraging trends continuing: The Clarksons Offshore Index (covering rig, OSV and subsea dayrates) up 18% across 1H-23 to 99 points, the highest level since 2014.

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Stephen Gordon
Research Offshore and Energy Energy Transition

Nor-Shipping Preview: Green Technology & Offshore Wind

In Nor-Shipping's 35th Year, Managing Director of Clarksons Research, Steve Gordon provides a contextual update across key data points that track shipping's green transition, covering green technology and the transition to offshore energy. Read more and download the full report.

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