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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 offer unrivalled data, analytics and insight that empowers professionals throughout the maritime ecosystem to stay informed, make confident decisions, and plan strategically for the future.

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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, we at Lloyd's List Intelligence offer the expertise that keeps global trade moving safely and efficiently. Our customers around the globe can act with speed and confidence with support from our unrivalled insight, analytics and data that helps them navigate challenges today and anticipate changes in the future.