A- A A+

Latest News

Our Covid-19 Response

on .

Shipping Guides are pleased to report that we are still trading and continue to supply port information for the maritime industry. Our priority is to protect everyone in the firm as far as we can and to continue providing services to our clients to the best of our ability. 

In order to achieve this, we are all working from home and have focused resources on those business processes that directly support client needs and ensure that the port information we provide is continually updated.  

Whilst we cannot eliminate all risk of temporary service interruption, we are continually assessing and updating our plans to mitigate all reasonable risk.

Findaport.com continues to be updated as soon as new data is validated by our editors. 
FindaportCD updates continue to be available for download.
New paper editions will be published on schedule. 

Some useful links:

Wilhelmsen Global Port Restrictions Map

Happy Holidays!

on .

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

on .

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

on .

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

on .

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!

Newsletter Sign Up


Your information will never be passed onto a third party and is solely used by Shipping Guides to send you product related news and seasonal special offers. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Us

Shipping Guides Limited
Reigate Hill House
28 Reigate Hill
Reigate, Surrey
United Kingdom

Show Map
Message Us
Our Twitter
Our Facebook