Connecting horizons

At Elaborate we understand maritime. Our team of maritime PR and marketing communications specialists work in partnership with our clients, developing successful communications strategies that turn the unprecedented challenges the maritime industry faces today into tomorrow's opportunities. Our agency was established more than 20 years ago by committed maritime specialists who saw a need for sensible advice from experienced people who know what they’re talking about.

Headquartered in the UK with satellite offices across the globe, we are a friendly and experienced team of communications professionals dealing in all aspects of the maritime industry. We make it our mission to work closely with our clients, getting to know your business inside out in order to devise creative communications strategies and deliver effective PR and marketing campaigns, backed up by our top class design and support services.

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Our services

Media Relations

Effective maritime PR - working with the media to elevate your messaging


Design Solutions

Make a lasting impression with exceptional design


Social Media & Digital Solutions

Harness the power of digital marketing


Media Planning & Buying

Strategic media planning and buying to elevate your brand


Communications Training

Become noticed in a crowded marketplace


Strategic Events Planning

For effortless events planning choose Elaborate


Compelling Content

For communications that get you noticed


Website Design & Development

Let us create a window into your business.


Industry Insights from Elaborate

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Global events management

We are one of the shipping industry’s major global event organisers.

Elaborate Communications is  co-owner and co-founder of London International Shipping Week, one of the world’s most important and influential maritime events. With our partners Petrospot Ltd, we have created a week that is definitely a must-attend event for the entire shipping and maritime industry.

We also own and manage the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit. This event is focused on the important area of ship operation – and brings leading voices together. Run both in person and online, ISSS delivers a global reach.

Other things we do

Ship Management
International magazine

Keeping up-to-date with developments in the fast moving shipping industry is crucial which is why our subscribers regard Ship Management International as essential reading. Available via print, online, digital and social media, SMI is published bi-monthly by Elaborate Communications and is aimed at C-level executives within the world’s ship owning, ship operating and ship managing companies.

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Ship Supplier

This quarterly glossy magazine is the main source of information for the global ship supply industry and is the inhouse publication of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association. It has been published by Elaborate for the past 20 years, bringing cutting edge news, views and features about ISSA, its members and this very important maritime sector.

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Our Secretariat Services team manages the membership requirements for The International Shipsuppliers and Services Association (ISSA), a key player in the shipping industry. Elaborate handles all secretariat functions, including member liaison through in-person interactions and the Association's website, managing newsletters, publications, Board and Working Group meetings, NGO representation at IMO, as well as marketing and promotion.

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