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    Access data on over 9,000 ports, harbours and terminals
    Sourced only from authenticated port authorities, agents and operators
    Focused on providing the highest quality port information available

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  • Guide to Port Entry


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    Guide to Port Entry



    Port information for your Vessels


    All our port information presented in a new searchable, contemporary format.

    Ports and terminals around the world meeting your required criteria can be found with just a few simple clicks.

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  • The Shipping World's Map

    8th Edition

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    This large wall map features over 1,500 major ports and terminals around

    the world, as well as the latest MARPOL and Load Line regulations

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Industry Recognised

Shipping Guides Ltd are recognised industry specialists in publishing port, harbour and terminal information for a variety of port entry requirements. Our extensive port database coupled with excellent long term communications within the industry, is the foundation which enables us to provide a variety of comprehensive port directories.

Core Focus

Our dedicated port information focus ensures that through our products only the highest quality port information is available to the maritime industry. Information is updated daily and sourced only from port authorities, agents and operators directly to guarantee that all the information we publish is authenticated.

Shipmasters Feedback

Our direct contact with Shipmasters provides an invaluable source of Actual Conditions Experienced at ports. These experiences are published alongside many port information entries to provide fellow seafarers with as much knowledge about the port as possible.
International Load Line Zones and Areas

Load Lines Explained

During the 19th century, when British trade with the rest of world was growing rapidly, the high loss of ships being experienced annually as a result of poor maintenance and overloading created a serious cause for concern. The condition of ships in some instances gave rise to them being referred to as ‘coffin ships.'


UK Shipping Ports

The UK economy is the seventh largest in the world and domestic UK ports play a vital role in the UK economy.  UK ports are amongst the most competitive and efficient in the world, they handle over 95% of UK imports and exports and in 2008, the value of trade through British ports was around £340 billion.  Although the global recession during 2009 and 2010 has had an impact on the amount of traffic through ports in the UK, domestic ports and shipping still make a sizeable contribution to the UK economy.

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