About World of Ports


Accurate and Trusted

The ISS World of Ports database provides the tanker shipping company or charterer who needs to fix a voyage quickly and safely with a comprehensive and searchable web service covering all major wet cargo terminals and berths worldwide.

Since 2006 some of the world's largest shipping companies have used ISS World of Ports data, their Marine Assurance teams relying on ISS information to ensure the safe and effective carriage of cargo.  

A World of Local Expertise


Unlike other port information providers, ISS World of Ports places a team of highly qualified mariners and local agents at the heart of a regularly scheduled process of collecting and assessing berth restriction information, allowing you to make chartering decisions based on the most accurate and timely information available today. All this is backed by input from our global network of 300 offices in 69 countries, covering all the major ports and giving us an on the ground presence that is second to none.

Readily Match Vessels with Berths 

Tanker with tugWorld of Ports brings you the most comprehensive set of terminal and berth restriction information available for global ports.

With global coverage including over 4,000 ports, 12,000 terminals and 30,000 berths ISS World of Ports has over 170 fully searchable data fields. This  includes geocode and contact details at a port level, terminal ISPS compliance details, and comprehensive berth information such as type, style, restrictions, permissible vessel and manifold parameters, and services available, as well as descriptive information setting restrictions information in context.

Locate Ports Worldwide Using Map Based Browsing


All ports are georeferenced, allowing you to use an intuitive map browser to locate facilities in areas of interest to you. Key ports benefit from detailed custom built maps, labelling terminals and berths and significant surrounding establishments. Accessed from the port document view or the worldmap navigation these give you a clear view of port layout and approaches.


Over 300 facility maps, covering the most used ports across the globe, are available online.

Ease of Access


ISS World of Ports delivers powerful map based navigation, allowing you to precisely define the geographic areas that are of interest to you, and accurately retrieve the port information relevant to your business. This is set alongside comprehensive database search functions that let you query every aspect of port, terminal, and berth parameters, giving you the confidence to screen ports for vessel compatability.

Comprehensive Port Information


Every port in the ISS database contains over 170 data fields, ranging from contact details for port authorities, seaman's missions, and local ISS agents, through documentation requirements and availability of support services, to the critical berth level restrictions covering all the berth styles, permissible vessel parameters, restrictions on activities, types of cargo handles, and manifold details. Alongside detailed terminal maps, new levels of interactivity mean you can see the wider context of the facility including surrounding terrain and overhead satellite imagery.


Increased Personalisation


World of Ports makes it easy to customise the user experience to match the way you want to work, and bring you the information you need from both information available on the web and your own internal data sources. You can add private notes to any port page, allowing you to bring in the direct experience you and your crews have of particular facilities and setting this alongside the authoritive information brought by ISS. 

Searches can be saved for later use and annotated to reflect the underlying thought processes highlighting what business questions are being answered by this result set.

Integration with web syndications systems and social media feeds mean you can readily bring in up to date information into your World of Ports environment, consolidating the information your teams need to have at their fingertips to be able to carry out their tasks quickly and effectively.

See World of Ports in Action

Click here to view sample World of Ports data for Rio de Janeiro.

Watch a short film about how World of Ports operates.

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World of Ports Video Now Available


World of Ports Video Now Available

We can write a lot about how World of Ports can make the Marine Assurance task easier for you and how it can be of direct benefit to the tanker community, but sometimes it’s easier to show you. To help really showcase the benefits of World of Ports we’ve prepared a short film...