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IHS Maritime World Register of Ships

Access the world’s most comprehensive shipping directory.

Need instant access to accurate information to recognize and identify ships?

Quickly locate all relevant data on a ship you are about to board or assist using Maritime World Register of Ships, the single most authoritative ship database on global merchant and military ships. An intuitive and user friendly search engine promptly provides world ship registry information and imagery – simply type in the identification number or ship name. With virtually unlimited shipping directory searching, sorting and reporting capabilities, plus the entire database of the world merchant fleet of 100 GT and above, it’s easy to:

  • Recognize and identify ships at sea
  • Classify encountered ships
  • Assess maritime risk factors
  • Inform the Recognized Maritime Picture
  • Stay up to date with the latest warship capabilities
  • Watch for program changes and emerging requirements
  • Make informed new technology and systems decisions

Versions and Requirements

World Register of Ships is available in three versions.

Commercial Version

Search, sort and export the following:

  • 190,000+ ships of 100 GT and above in service, on order or under construction
  • Provision to add client-specific information, such as documents, images and spreadsheets
  • 270 fields of information
Standard and Enhanced Versions

Search, sort and export the following:

  • Up to 300 data fields on every ship of 100 GT and above in service or under construction
  • 190,000 merchant ships including capacities, class, tonnage, cargo type, gear and machinery
  • 12,000 warships from 164 countries including capabilities and weapon systems
  • Extensive library of ship photographs, searchable by attribute or class
  • Line drawings and silhouettes of warships
  • Updated external hard drive mailed every month, ideal for secure environments
  • Enhanced: as above + commercial fixtures, detentions and casualty modules
Commercial System Requirements
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP & 2000
  • 750 MB hard disk space, 256 MB RAM
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768

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