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History

1964

"Car Ferry Information" magazine was founded as a means of exchanging traffic statistics and information between car ferry companies in Scandinavia.

1975

The predecessor to "Shippax Guide", the 19-page hand-stencilled "The European Ferries List" is published for the first time.

1980

The first issue of "Shippax Designs" is published, then known as "Ferry & RoRo Designs".

1982

Founder Klas Brogren starts working at the company Marine Trading in Halmstad, Sweden, which at the time had the management of the ferry SCOTIA PRINCE. The magazine "Car Ferry Information" is acquired and becomes bilingual for the first time.

1984

”Ferry & RoRo Designs” simply becomes ”Designs”, and ”European Ferries & RoRo GUIDE” becomes ”Guide”.

1989

Elizabeth Mandersson starts working at "Marine Trading", later to become the owner.

1990

"Car Ferry Information" becomes ”Cruise & Ferry INFO”.

1995

After collecting ship information and details for so many years it is now made commercially available. ”Shippax Database” is released and the first years it was distributed on floppy disks, later on DVD, now online.

1997

Moves from the city centre to a larger office in Vallås, Halmstad.

1998

All products are gathered under the new brand name ”Shippax Information”, and the yearbook for passenger shipping traffic figures ”Shippax Statistics” is published for the first time after the yearly traffic statistics was lifted from the March issue of ”Cruise & Ferry INFO” into a separate annual publication.

1999

Shippax Award is launched as a means to stimulate innovative solutions. Prices are handed out every year at the ”Ferry Shipping Conference”

2003

The first ”Ferry Shipping Conference” onboard was held.

2006

Again moves to a new office close to the city centre of Halmstad, a place where we still remain today.

2007

”Shippax Statistics” is completely revamped and becomes ”Shippax Market”. It is extended by nearly 100 pages and consists to a much larger extent of analyses, market reports and case studies. 

2009

Shippax receives the Halmstad Global Awards, a price for successful local businesses working internationally. 

2011

Shippax Database goes online.

2013

The death of founder Klas Brogren.  

A new graphical profile is made and the brand name is shortened from ”Shippax Information” to ”Shippax”.

2014

The since 27-year employee Elizabeth Mandersson takes over Shippax.

2016

New website is launched with a much larger focus on the news service.

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Shippax Market 17

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Shippax Guide 17

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Shippax Designs 16

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Shippax Info

Our monthly magazine + Online Access. 1 year subscription.

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Shippax Database - Single user

Shippax Database online

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