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Sea-web's data is researched, analysed and collated by our team of experts ensuring you have access to the most accurate and timely ship information.


The IHS Maritime data department is staffed with over 74 personnel around the world and is responsible for the maintenance of current ship registration, technical and ownership details, as well as coverage of newbuildings, casualty, ship photograph analysis and port facilities. Our knowledge is retained in-house rather than outsourced to other companies. Within this dedicated workforce are analysts and managers with over 30 years experience in the provision of maritime data; as well as former naval architects, Merchant Navy deck and engine officers and authors of books on merchant shipping.



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The IHS Maritime network of staff and contract journalists have specialised experience in reporting and analyzing global commercial maritime activities; this gives IHS Maritime publications a unique ability to forecast where the industry is heading, at a time when it is enduring the most difficult economic period in living memory.


IHS Maritime holds the largest maritime ships database in the world, evolving from The Lloyd’s Register of Ships, which has been continuously published since 1764. We are the sole appointed authority for assigning and validating the IMO ship and Company numbers. This gives us a primary position in the market place and the ability to cover:


  • The very largest to the smallest ships, down as far as 100 gross tons. This includes types such as VLCCs and large bulk carriers down to fishing vessels, tugs, workboats and research vessels. No other organization is able to offer this breadth of coverage in terms of ship types and tonnages, thus we can confidently serve the needs of the security and military sectors where there is a need to ensure that every vessel at risk is covered in our data extracts or on-line services.

  • Due to the adoption of our ship and company numbering schemes by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), we are able to obtain very detailed information from individuals and companies (shipbuilders, owners, class societies), who are requesting these IMO Numbers to comply with ship certification due to existing mandatory requirements. No other organization can issue these IMO Numbers.

  • Our close contacts with many other key organizations such as IACs (the International Association of Classification Societies) and the International Chamber of Shipping, gives us the ability to obtain information about the location, true nationality and country of economic benefit of many maritime companies.

  • Through our heritage evolving from the Register of Ships we maintain more technical data than any other organization with over 300 technically orientated fields covered from a total population of 600.

To learn more about IHS Maritime capabilities please contact us.

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Dalian Port Authority on 22 March confirmed that China’s largest crude oil wharf, with a total investment of CNY650 million (USD94.6 million) and capacity of 300,000 tonnes, has passed its official completion review.  Full story >>

Charter rates for tramp container ships continue to surge this week, with the New Contex rate barometer by the Hamburg Shipbrokers’ Association pushing up by 17 to 358 points on Tuesday 28 March.  Full story >>

Golden Ocean Group’s acquisition of 16 dry bulk carriers unveiled on 14 March has moved ahead as the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority has approved the listing prospectus for the shares the buyer will issue in the transaction.  Full story >>

China International Marine Containers (CIMC), the world’s largest container manufacturer, has announced that its net profit plunged 73% year-on-year to CNY540 million (USD78.5 million) in 2016.  Full story >>

There are signs that a container shortage may be on the cards once demand rises with a severe decline in the numbers of boxes sold during 2016 and new Chinese paint regulations coming into effect on 1 April expected to further limit supply.  Full story >>

Crackdowns on corruption at Indonesia’s coal ports could result in a disruption of coal shipments, which are a major source of cargoes for Supramax and Panamax bulk carriers.  Full story >>

In a Monday joint release, CMA CGM Group and PSA Singapore are set to double the operating capacity of their joint-venture container terminal in Singapore.  Full story >>

South Korean multi-purpose vessel operator and logistics provider Dongbang Transport & Logistics has pledged to reform its organisational structure to tackle the challenging general cargo sector.  Full story >>

The asset valuations of pre-owned bulk carriers continue to head north with the Baltic Dry Index.  Full story >>

A naval architect has warned that the cost of wreck removal continues to rise with two core pressures pushing up both risk and complexity.  Full story >>

The German line is in the process of phasing in a string of 10,000 teu high-reefer newbuildings while UASC continues to take delivery of a series of six 18,000 teu newbuilding vessels.  Full story >>

The dredging work will allow 12,500 teu container ships to dock at Jawaharlal Nehru Port.  Full story >>

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