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IHS Maritime & Trade Solutions

With more than 90% of international trade occurring by ship, understanding the key drivers behind emerging trade patterns and bracing for directional shifts are critical to managing your global supply chains. That’s why businesses and governments in more than 140 countries rely on IHS Maritime and Trade to inform their decisions.

We integrate information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for organizations that must navigate today’s complex shipping and trading environment. Policy makers, traders, cargo owners, insurers, security experts and shippers use our intelligence to manage global supply chains, derive competitive advantages, improve efficiency, identify new business opportunities, and secure our oceans and borders from potential security risks.

Discover the IHS Maritime & Trade difference:
  • Heritage dating back to 1764 with Lloyd’s Register
  • Sole appointed authority for assigning and validating the IMO numbers
  • 250+ year track record in global shipping and commodity sectors
  • World’s most comprehensive maritime & trade databases
  • Tracking of 130,000+ ships every 60 seconds
  • Sole provider of 100% of U.S. seaborne imports and exports data
  • Largest editorial and analytical team covering the maritime and trade industry
  • 16-year history of industry-leading events

Understand how IHS Markit can help you to achieve future business success with our innovative solutions:

Maritime Solutions

IHS Maritime & Trade unrivaled intelligence covers ships and companies that own, manage and operate the ships; current ports of call; previous ports callings and real-time positions.

Trade Solutions

Global trade intelligence from IHS Maritime & Trade gives you access to U.S. and international trade data for today, tomorrow and the future.

Research, Analysis & Consulting

IHS Maritime & Trade offers analytical solutions that answer key strategic or operational questions, enabling customers to concentrate on making effective business decisions.

Media & Events

IHS Maritime & Trade delivers trusted sources of maritime information to meets the needs of senior executives, regulators and key players in the global community. We provide our readers with the very best insight, opinion and thought leadership.

Customer Testimonials

“In the first year of using IHS Maritime information, our customer attributed $8M of additional value to their trading book. They also won in three categories in their annual global innovation awards.”
- Multinational energy company

“IHS Safety at Sea gives us exactly what we need to heighten the safety awareness and safety culture at Svitzer. It means we all speak the same language when it comes to safety, no matter where you are.”
- Bent Nielsen, Head of Marine Standards, Svitzer

“The quality of the IHS Maritime Ports and Terminal Guide is highly regarded in my industry, it is preferred by many of our customers over some strong competition”
- Lee Richardson, Kelvin Hughes Ltd

"Global Trade Atlas allows me to analyze trade flows in order to view and know the coal market, and keep track of my commodity. I can perform an analysis that would be otherwise very time consuming”
- Trader at Castleton Commodities Merchant Europe, Geneva

Industry Success Stories

Read the IHS Maritime & Trade blog

Feb 28

New York shipping professionals poised for ‘Trump bump’

This story originally published on Donald Trump’s presidency should boost fee prospects within New York’s maritime services cluster, according to lawyers, bankers, owners, and other industry players interviewed by Fairplay. Because Trump is not a political insider, his tenure implies a greater potential for change – for tra..more

Feb 28

Chembulk’s Jack Noonan: from the sea to the corner office

This story originally published on Shipping bosses come in different breeds. Some rise to the top after careers in banking. Others hail from multigenerational ship-owning families and are born to take the helm. Still others – like Chembulk Tankers CEO Jack Noonan – ascend to the corner office after years of getting their h..more

Feb 28

Private equity pursues more targeted shipping approach

This story originally published on Private equity (PE) groups may be much less interested in taking shipping equity stakes than they were several years ago, but they have not disappeared. “They’re still coming in, but it’s very selective, because they’ve seen a lot of their compadres getting their fingers burnt, so I think th..more


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