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Where our story began

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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.

By 1734, what had become a weekly newsletter was now called Lloyd’s List. On its pages, readers could find the latest intelligence from major foreign and domestic sea routes and ports. In 1837, an expanded daily edition was published that also included London loading list and Custom House clearances.

The journey continues

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As the digital age took hold in the 1980s, Lloyd’s began producing paperless market data, and in 1999 our Seasearcher online tool was launched. Today, we’re the industry experts delivering actionable maritime insight, data, and analytics to 60,000 professionals across the globe. We’ve led the evolution of analytics from descriptive to diagnostic. And we continue to invest and innovate to ensure you always have the insights you need to make smarter decisions.

Our 300 Year Legacy

Lloyd's List 300 Year Timeline

Unique data sources, value-added insights

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Our data is collected only from the most reputable partners and accurate sources, many of which are exclusive to us and our customers.

Our advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and industry expertise transform our unparalleled data into powerful insight delivered through data and analytics platforms and services, news and commentary, and publications.

Digital and human collaboration

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We control how our data is collected, ingested, validated, structured, and integrated. It’s how we can give you high-quality intelligence you can trust, covering real-time and historical data on vessel movements, characteristics, ownership, sanctions, casualties, and ports – all in one place.

It’s not all about technology. Our in-house editorial team at Lloyd's List converts data into meaningful stories and actionable insights through human analysis and expertise. So you can always understand what’s happened, why, and what to do next to boost operational efficiency, quickly identify risk, and ensure compliance.

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