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Top 10s 2020

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 2020 Top 10s below.

Top 10 shipmanagers 2020

All the top shipmanagers explored new technologies for vessel performance optimisation and streamlined business practices. However, the greatest concern for every manager in the coronavirus year was finding ways to get the seafarers home, and bringing fresh crews on board

Top 100 People Singapore Hong Kong

Top 10 maritime lawyers 2020

Maritime lawyers continue to play a vital role in keeping the industry going, taking shipping-related cases to the Supreme Court in both the UK and the US this year, and playing an important representational role in Asia

Top 100 People Law International

Top 10 in ship finance 2020

ESG has gone from buzzword to mainstream this year, with more lending decisions factoring in environmental criteria

Top 100 People Finance International

Top 10 in marine insurance 2020

Marine insurance makes for one of the largest items of opcost for most owners, and is set to get more expensive in the year ahead, when outlays are likely to rise at least 5% for P&I and at least 10% for hull

Top 100 People Insurance International

Top 10 in regulation in 2020

The pandemic may have derailed the pace of regulatory proceedings, but efforts by the biggest players to shape those regulations did not stop

Top 100 People International Regulation

Top 10 technology leaders 2020

MAN Energy Solutions chief executive Uwe Lauber leads the rankings of our top 10 tech leaders as one of the industry stakeholders setting up the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and its leadership in developing a two-stroke ammonia-fuelled engine

Top 100 People Technology and Innovation Ship operations

Top 10 classification societies 2020

Familiar faces were among the top in class as the anticipated transition to remote surveying was accelerated in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic; amid the disruption, shipping’s technical experts continued to provide much-needed support to the industry and to prepare for the future

Top 100 People Classification Digitalisation

Top 10 flag states 2020

While the rankings did not change in 2020 on the previous year, with Panama still leading, most flag states in the top 10 reported fleet growth amid a challenging coronavirus backdrop. Liberia led the growth story, followed by the Marshall Islands, while Greece recorded the steepest fall followed by Japan, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data show

Top 100 People Containers Dry Bulk

Top 10 box port operators 2020

PSA’s Peter Voser tops our regular rankings rundown of the global port operators. The Singaporean port operator stands head and shoulders above its competitors on an equity teu basis

Top 100 People Containers Ports and Logistics
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