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Shipping Guides LogoShipping Guides Ltd is a leading industry specialist in publishing port, harbour and terminal information to assist with various commercial port entry requirements.


About Us

Shipping companies make it possible for businesses around the globe to trade in international markets, and therefore ports are a key component in the delivery of products.  At Shipping Guides we aim to assist shipping companies and the wider maritime community in planning and executing a port call, thereby enabling safe and efficient access to marine port facilities around the globe.

Our extensive port information database coupled with excellent long term communications with port representatives and a dedicated port information focus, is the foundation which enables us to provide the highest quality of port information available to the maritime industry.  Information is updated daily and sourced only from port authorities, agents and operators directly to guarantee that all the information we publish is authenticated.

Our information is categorised into 78 different sections to enable customers to view specific port information, relevant for planning their next port call.  In addition, our extensive collection of port plans, provides additional clarification on the facilities available and port layouts.  We also publish port reports gathered directly from seafarers, which detail the Actual Conditions Experienced at the port. We term these reports ACE Reports.

To purchase our products, customers are welcome to buy online, contact us directly over the phone or via email, or alternatively our products can be purchased via our network of over 120 global resellers.


Our Vision and Values

Shipping Guides was founded with a vision to provide the maritime industry with commercial port information, to assist in planning a port call and thereby enable safe and efficient access to marine port facilities around the globe. Today our extensive port information database, coupled with excellent long term communications with port representatives, is the foundation which enables us to realise this vision - to provide vital port data in a format that suits our customers' individual requirements.

Shipping Guides is committed to:

  • retaining the high quality and relevance of the information published. Only reliable and reputable sources are utilised, with the resulting data authenticated by our team of ex-seafarers,
  • meeting the needs of customers by incorporating their opinions regarding information available, innovation, product quality and service,
  • accommodating a wide variety of commercial requirements by presenting information in meaningful and useful formats and structures,
  • investing wisely in its people and technology to deliver innovative methods of harvesting and delivering port information, and
  • working closely with the wider maritime community to deliver greater value to the mariner through data integration and delivery.


Our Products

Our 16 products include various port guides, an atlas and themed maps. For more information on our products please visit www.portinfo.co.uk or click here.

Our digital products available through Findaport.com are:

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A searchable, easy to use, online service providing the maritime industry with port and terminal data.


Offline access to port information in a digital format.

Ideal for:

  • Shore based shipping companies and maritime service providers
  • Vessels with unlimited internet access

Ideal for:

  • Vessels with restricted internet access, looking to access port data digitally


Please select a product logo above to view more information on each product.