Shipping powers the global economy, transporting raw materials and finished goods into homes, plants and factories worldwide. Around 85% of world trade is carried on ships – equivalent to more than a tonne of cargo for every individual on the planet, every year.
The world's leading provider of integrated shipping services, we work with our clients to achieve their business objectives across all aspects of this complex and dynamic business.
No organisation can match the breadth, talents or track record of the Clarksons broking capability - which is simply the most respected and successful in the maritime sector. Our brokers bring together companies with cargo to ship (charterers) and those with vessels capable of shipping it (owners). In short, our expertise helps make the transaction happen. Our clients move dry cargoes (iron ore, coal, grains etc) and wet cargoes (crude and refined oil and oil products), raw materials and finished products, gases and oils, chemicals and molasses... goods that any school student would recognise and many more that they would not. We transact business in every size of ship - from small units to those so large that they could not only swallow several football pitches, but complete stadia as well. These vessels criss-cross the oceans on the world's great arteries of trade, with every nautical mile managed and overseen by our team of around 1400 professionals in 46 offices worldwide.
From derivative products that have been pioneered at Clarksons to full investment banking services and tailored debt solutions, we also provide best-in-class financial services. Our role is to help clients identify and manage risk, fund transactions and bring deals to life that would often be impossible via more traditional routes.
Our research team is respected worldwide as the most authoritative provider of intelligence on global shipping and the offshore sector.
Our support organisation - Clarkson Port Services - provides the highest standards of service to ships, cargo interests and crew at a wide range of strategically located ports. Our skilled, experienced and service-oriented team members are our clients' representatives on the ground, acting in their best interests on every issue, 24 hours a day, from co-ordinating berthing and stevedores to arranging customs and immigration.