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Every year, Lloyd’s List publishes its Top 10 for the various shipping sectors in conjunction with our One Hundred People annual ranking of the industry's most influential players.

Covering major sectors such as classification societies, shipmanagement, finance, marine insurance and lawyers, they provide the shipping expert’s view on the industry leaders, innovators and brightest talent.

Does your company feature? Review our 2022 Top 10s below.



Top 10 in ship finance 2022

BNP Paribas signed a deal with Japan’s SBI Leasing for financing under newly embraced Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option structures

Top 100 People Finance

Top 10 maritime lawyers 2022

Use of English law and London arbitration makes the UK a natural centre for shipping law, though the US and Asia also play leading roles

Top 100 People Law

Top 10 technology leaders 2022

Tech embraces new fuels, new digital capabilities, new engines and equipment and everything in-between. Larger businesses also have the challenge of recruiting and retaining new skills; this sector is evolving rapidly

Top 100 People Technology and Innovation

Top 10 class societies 2022

DNV nudges ahead in terms of gross tonnage and number of vessels, but NK is ahead in deadweight tonnes

Top 100 People Classification

Top 10 in marine insurance 2022

Marine insurance has been well to the fore in 2022, providing war risk cover for both ships and cargo carrying vitally needed grain from Ukraine to markets in the developing world, as well as day-in, day-out P&I and H&M policies

Top 100 People Insurance

Top 10 box port operators 2022

Singaporean juggernaut PSA is still on top in the container port sector and with grand expansion plans afoot, it is looking to make its lead position insurmountable

Top 100 People Ports and Logistics

Top 10 flag states 2022

Liberia was the fastest-growing registry in 2022 and expects to overtake top spot holder Panama by the end of 2023, with a raft of newbuildings expected to be delivered

Top 100 People Regulation

Top 10 shipbrokers 2022

Strong freight and chartering markets in the dry cargo, container and gas sectors have benefited the shipbroking majors as the Ukraine war has provided both challenges and business opportunities. Meanwhile, a new force in shipbroking is being created by the merger of Galbraith’s and Ifchor; combining their operations will create a dry cargo and tanker broking powerhouse and provide competition for the current major broking shops 

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Top 10 shipmanagers 2022

In 2022, the Shipmanager rankings remain fairly stable, although the number of ships under management increases; all managers are rethinking their relationship with clients.

Top 100 People Ship Management

Top 10 in regulation 2022

The nature of the regulatory debate within shipping is reaching an inflection point when it comes to emissions, but the injection of hugely complex and fluid sanctions has had a notable impact on the industry in 2022

Top 100 People Regulation