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Gain valuable insight with the most accurate maritime reference tool.

Is your maritime data giving you the complete picture? In one easy-to-use online tool?

Sea-webTM is the ultimate maritime ship search and maritime database reference tool, combining comprehensive data regarding ships, ship registry, companies, shipbuilders, fixtures, casualties, port state control, live ship positions and historic vessel movements into a single online application. Use the most accurate and current and comprehensive maritime data available to:

  • Utilize data directly from a validated source, IHS Maritime & Trade, the sole global issuing body of the IMO Ship, Company and Registered Owner numbering system
  • Minimize risk exposure in a tough global economic climate
  • Use the extensive Sea-web maritime database to analyze trends, satisfy existing customers and identify new opportunities
  • Critical information, news and insight on shipowners, shipbuilders, ship movements, fixtures, casualty, ports and maritime companies
  • Gain a competitive advantage by using the most accurate, current and comprehensive data available
  • Maintain customer satisfaction with the most complete, current, accurate maritime database
  • Optimize your operations, manage staff time efficiently, identify cost savings through maritime data, which covers ships, ownership, builder, company, ports, movements details


24 hour access from any Internet-enabled PC or mobile device to powerful query, reporting and export functions on:

  • 600+ data fields on over 200,000+ ships of 100 GT and above
  • 200,000+ ship owners, operators, managers and shipbuilding companies
  • 116,000+ ship photographs
  • Movements, fixtures, casualty, credit reports,  ports, insights, security, directory and web service modules available
  • Equasis database and IHS Maritime news database via direct link
  • Powerful query, reporting and export functions
  • Mobile app available
  • 7 levels of ownership


Sea-web displays easy-to-use functionality with a full range of search capabilities, from the simple to the more complex. Complex search findings appear in a powerful grid facility enabling sort, group, find and export features. Individual ship, company and shipbuilder information displays as summary text or in tabular form.


Translation of Sea-web fields and menus now available in 12 additional languages: Turkish, Italian, Russian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Korean.

User Notes

Simply click the “My notes” box within company records in the Ships, Company, Builder and Port databases to:

  • Add personal notes against company records
  • Easily edit notes
  • Share notes with all account users
Grid View

Complex search results appear in a grid, providing:

  • Options to sort, group and export the data
  • Row counts and totals for fields like DWT on group view
  • Photos for instant recognition
  • Easy navigation between databases
  • Links to WatchList functionality
Searching & Display

Conduct simple look-ups or prepare more complex searches, plus:

  • Select data fields you wish to appear in the results grid
  • Choose the number of records to display to a page
Data Exports

Export up to 2,500 records with 12 fields of data as a text file to:

  • Undertake statistical analysis
  • Prepare reports
  • Create marketing collateral
Data Overview

Easy-to-view, single screen layout displays:

  • Only the data fields you select
Operating Requirements
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above, Firefox 3
  • Minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600

More Trade, Bigger Ships

The maritime sector is at the center of world trade. As trade continues to expand, the shipping industry is poised for growth. To meet the demand, it is transitioning to much larger vessels, with the majority of them being built in China. Complicating matters is increased political violence at ports around the world and stricter environmental standards..

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