Mission Statement

IHS Maritime aims to be the preferred global provider of maritime information to the shipping industry and strives to achieve the highest standards of product quality and customer service.

IHS Maritime will invest time and resource to identify new data sources with the purpose of continually improving the quality and scope of the data and to seek partnerships with key sectors of the industry with the aim of delivering higher added-value to its range of products and services.

From traditional directories to sophisticated web-based services IHS Maritime will endeavour to utilise the very latest technologies and to work within the industry to develop new products and services to enhance the business of our clients.

The Company

IHS Maritime has an information-gathering heritage spanning nearly 250 years, and now holds the largest maritime databases in the world. IHS Maritime was previously known as Lloyd's Register-Fairplay (LRF) until February 2010. IHS purchased Lloyd's Register-Fairplay in 2009 to complement its other information and insight businesses. This means you are now able to receive information from other IHS brands such as IHS Aerospace & Defence, IHS Energy, IHS Chemicals, IHS Automotive, etc, through one trusted source.

History Timeline

  • 2013 IHS Fairplay rebranded IHS Maritime
  • May 2010 Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd transferred to IHS Global Limited, a company within the IHS group.
  • March 2010 Lloyd's Register - Fairplay rebranded IHS Fairplay.
  • June 2009 IHS Inc. acquired Lloyd's Register's share making Lloyd's Register - Fairplay a wholly owned division of IHS Inc.
  • March 2008 Prime Publications Limited acquired by IHS Inc. (www.ihs.com).
  • July 2001 Lloyd's Register - Fairplay formed through merger of Lloyd's Register's Maritime Information Publishing Group and Fairplay Publications Limited, an operating company owned by Prime Publications Limited.

IHS Maritime is the only organisation to provide comprehensive details of the current world merchant fleet of 100 GT and above and a complete range of products and services to assist the world's maritime community.

With offices in the United Kingdom, Sweden, United States of America, Japan and Singapore, IHS Maritime can satisfy international demand for information requirements on ships, companies, ports, global port callings, movements and news related services, as well as provide research and consultancy services.

AISLive Innovation Awards

2007 - Finalist Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - Annual Awards for Excellence - Innovation
2006 - Winner Defence Technology Exchange - Data & IT Innovation Transfer Award
2005 - Finalist Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport - Annual Awards for Excellence - Innovation
2005 - Finalist Directory Publishers Association - Innovation Award

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