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  • Guide to Port Entry

    2021 - 2022

    Order your copy of the 26th Edition today

    Assists crew in planning port calls to over
    14,700 global commercial ports and terminals
    using data authenticated by the port authority

    Guide to Port Entry

  • Specialist Port Knowledge

    from Port Authorities directly to you

    Information updated daily

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

    Port Guides

  • The Shipping World's Map

    The Ships Atlas and themed maps

    All available for customisation

    To enquire about creating unique and bespoke map products, contact our cartography department for more information, including options and pricing.

    Alternatively view the individual products for more information.


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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