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Anastassios Adamopoulos is Lloyd’s List’s news reporter based in London. He contributes to Lloyd’s List’s coverage of daily developments across a number of shipping industry beats with a focus on the UK and Europe.
Anastassios has written about and is interested in port operations, seafarer safety as well as maritime security and intelligence, among other topics.
Having grown up in Greece, Anastassios has always been interested in shipping and its interaction with global trade and policy.
Prior to joining Lloyd’s List, Anastassios worked for the Greek Reporter in the United States, covering daily news surrounding Greece.
He has also interned at Marine Money Magazine’s editorial department. More recently, he interned at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, working on transatlantic relations and the European Union.
Anastassios received his undergraduate degree in political science in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where he also worked as a news reporter for the university's newspaper, the Michigan Daily.
Latest From Anastassios Adamopoulos
Canada, Japan, Norway and 11 other countries that account for almost 40% of the world's coastline and 30% of the world's Exclusive Economic Zones have pledged to develop individual sustainable management plans targeting sustainable use of the ocean and economic growth
Greek shipowners are still against an EU emissions measure. However, if it has to happen, they believe it should be a mandatory levy payed by charterers. Danish shipowners suggest that initially there could be a domestic Emissions Trading System, which could potentially expand to international level in 10 years
The two major carriers also call for only domestic voyages to be included in the EU Emissions Trading System and for shipping companies to be able to buy emissions allowances from other sectors
High-profile political pressure from two major shipping and shipbuilding states urging the European Commission not to include shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System marks the tide of growing concern regarding the direction of international carbon reduction regulatory talks. Japan is also urging the IMO to start work on market-based measures
O'Neil will consider how to introduce an industry standard to assess quality ship managers and wants maritime stakeholders to set up a collective approach when negotiating with governments and institutions
The ferry company and a number of partnering companies are seeking EU funding to cover part of the costs of the new hydrogen fuel cell-based, electricity-powered ship. They hope it will be up and running in 2027