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Global ship registers

There are various providers (IMO, Clarksons, IHSsee below) of Global ship registers containing useful variables of a specific ships. specific ships. IHS purchased the company Lloyds Register, which issued/ issues the IMO numbers (it is now taken over by IHS).  There is also "Lloyds List" and Lloyds List Intelligence, which are from the competitor INFORMA, a British company competing with the US American IHS. 

There are four major providers today: 



3) (note: UNCTAD uses this list)

​And, more recently, but also comprehensive, 4)

Example from IMO database provided by IHSExample from IMO database: