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Wishing you wonderful festivities this holiday season

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From us all here at Shipping Guides we wish you and your family a wonderful festive season and a happy and prosperous New Year

Office opening hours

Whilst our office will be open over the festive season, a restricted service will be in operation. Normal service will resume on January 2nd 2019.

Please note that our office will be closed for the following bank holidays:  December 25th, 26th and January 1st.



New edition Guide to Port Entry available now

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The 2019/2020 edition of Guide to Port Entry features port information for over 17,900 global commercial ports and terminals, of which 108 are new to this edition. 

Used by global shipping companies and their fleets in performing port-related planning activities, Guide to Port Entry facilitates the identification of suitable ports for delivering cargo safely and efficiently across the globe. 

With over 83 categories of detailed information available per port, each entry provides critical insight into the maximum size of vessel permissible, the port's vessel entry requirements, communication guidelines, as well as the facilities available at the port in terms of cargo handling and local service providers for both the vessel and its crew. 

The information published in Guide to Port Entry, and its digital equivalents, is provided directly from port authorities, agents and operators and is then reviewed by our in-house team of master mariners. This enables us to provide shipping organisations and the wider maritime community with accurate, comprehensive and reliable port information for making business critical operational decisions.

Presented as a 4 volume, hardback book, Guide to Port Entry is ideal for placing on board vessels with limited or no internet access. However, where the internet is available, QR codes are included for each port which, when scanned using a smartphone or tablet, use the internet to provide the user with access to any port information updates received since the publication of the book. 

Guide to Port Entry 2019/2020 is available to purchase directly from Shipping Guides or via our global network of resellers.

For more information about this publication, please click here


New Product Information: Emissions Regulations Map

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Shipping Guides are pleased to add a new Emissions Regulations map to our range of map services.  

This world map provides guidance on regional and national fuel sulphur content regulations which are observed in addition to MARPOL 73/78 regulations.

Special areas in California, People’s Republic of China and the EU are colour coded, to depict where these additional restrictions apply. A summary box beneath the map provides additional information for the user.

For a more complete overview of the global discharge and emissions regulations, we recommend customers to purchase the following Maps: MARPOL 73/78, Emissions Regulations and Sensitive Sea Areas


Summer Special Offers

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We are happy to annouce our summer special offers are here. Choose from one of the below bundles, add the products to your basket and apply the code for a great discount!

Port Data included on Nautisk's NaviPlanner

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Nautisk’s NaviPlanner is to be enhanced with the inclusion of more comprehensive port data following a partnership with Shipping Guides.

NaviPlanner is an end-to-end voyage planning solution which utilises touch-screen functionality and uses cloud technology based on the Microsoft Azure platform. The integration of port information from Shipping Guides’ online service FindaportAPI will enable users to benefit from the best data available regarding ports and port operations.

Out Now: Guide to Port Entry 2017/2018

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The 2017/2018 Edition of Guide to Port Entry is now available to purchase

The most accurate and comprehensive port information resource, Guide to Port Entry, assists you and your crew in planning port calls to over 11,400 global commercial ports and terminals.

Make seamless port calls a reality and be safe in the knowledge that your crew have a complete port overview with over 83 port information sections at their disposal, including, pre-arrival information, details of the documentation required by the port, maximum size of vessel permissible and cargo facilities, as well as Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced by other seafarers visiting that port.

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