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Our story

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Our business began 300 years ago with the posting of ship arrival and departure bulletins in a London coffee house. Now we are the industry experts delivering actionable maritime insight, data, and analytics trusted by 60,000 professionals across the globe to drive commercial advantage, evaluate risk, and support the efficient and lawful movement of seaborne trade.

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Valuable insight

In the 1700s, Edward Lloyd's coffee house on Lombard Street was a popular London meeting place for refreshment and lively conversation with business people and workers in the growing maritime industry. Recognising his customers’ appetite for news from ports around the world, Edward posted ship arrivals and departures to keep the daily crowds coming back.

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A trusted source

In 1734, what had become a weekly shipping newsletter was named as Lloyd’s List. On its pages, readers could find the latest intelligence from major foreign and domestic sea routes and ports. It became a reliable source of key information for merchants, shippers, insurers, vessel owners and crew.

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In the modern world

Today, Lloyd’s List Intelligence uses advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and industry expertise to transform unparalleled data into powerful insight. Coverage and expert commentary across the maritime and insurance industries keep professionals well informed of developments and what they mean to businesses and markets around the globe.

Comprehensive legal resources of case summaries, reports, and judgements across maritime and other specialist practice areas of law include the only library with full verbatim judgements in court-ready format so that professionals can quickly and confidently research cases. Our unique data and analytics services, news and commentary, and publications help professionals in maritime operations, risk, and compliance make confident decisions.