Bridget Diakun is a Lloyd’s List data reporter based in London. She was previously a data reporter at Law Business Research where she analysed patent and trademark data to deliver strategic pieces. Bridget loves all things numbers and applies her data skills to provide unique insight into the maritime industry.
She graduated with a degree in international relations from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Bridget moved to the UK that same year in pursuit of a career in journalism.
Latest From Bridget Diakun
The ports of the River Danube are busier than ever, but operational capacity has been limited by infrastructure not designed for the influx of goods and vessels calling at the ports. New policies and projects are improving the efficiency of this critical supply route
Moscow is doubling down on trade with its allies, but this is not enough to counteract the loss of trade with Europe and other western countries, according to experts
The week in charts: Shipping disruptions mapped | Russia’s crude transport challenge | Container spot freight rates keep tumbling
At least 30 incidents this year have blocked or significantly restricted maritime traffic and logistics, average daily queues outside the Bosporus are 20% higher than last year and boxship charter rates stabilise
Ukrainian officials have pushed for the inclusion of the port of Mykolaiv in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, but no announcement has been made to this effect. Some 26 merchant ships are thought to be stranded in the greater Odesa port
Two general cargoships were damaged after colliding in one of Istanbul’s busy anchorages
The backlog is a result of the recovery of activity lost to the lockdowns imposed on key global economies, new trade patterns and the Black Sea grain deal