Lloyd's List is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call UK support at +44 (0)20 3377 3996 / APAC support at +65 6508 2430

Printed By


David Osler

Finance Editor


David specialises in the white collar shipping services scene, including law firms, banks, insurers, and trade associations, and also turns his hand to piracy, sanctions and industrial relations stories as necessary.

A London-born British and Swiss dual national, he was educated at the London School of Economics and Birkbeck College, and has academic qualification in politics, sociology, economics and international relations.

Three times voted Seahorse Club shipping news journalist of the year, he has also twice been longlisted for the Orwell Prize, Britain’s premier non-fiction literary award, and twice shortlisted as Periodical Publishers’ Association business journalist of the year, the highest honour in trade press journalism.

He has worked for Lloyd’s List since 1996, making him the longest-serving member of staff, although he doesn’t like to mention that more than three or four times a week at most. Unless it’s strictly necessary.

He has also written for many other newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Observer, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and New Statesman, and has appeared on all of Britain’s main television and radio news programmes.

He is a member of the Labour Party, Amnesty International and National Council for Civil Liberties, and supports the charitable work of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture and the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks.

Latest From David Osler

Bank creditors take shares in Bourbon restructuring

The restructuring arrangement reduces Bourbon’s debt from more than $3bn to around $1.3bn, putting it back on its keel following the adverse impact of the oil price downturn

France Finance

More expensive P&I seen as ‘inescapable imperative’

‘The board made clear to us, in so far as a general increase is given a nominal value, we are expected to probably do better than that. And certainly those records that deserve it should be looking to increases in excess of that’ — Joe Hughes

International United States

More expensive P&I an ‘inescapable imperative’, American Club chief says

General increase of 5% is baseline not cap and marine mutual has mandate from membership to seek more where justified

International Marine

Paratus adds parametric freight insurance to fuel hedge line

Company believes buyers of 97% of the 4m barrels of bunkers consumed each day are not currently hedged

Insurance International

Paratus adds parametric freight insurance to fuel hedge line

Company gets regulator go-ahead for product, alongside the fuel price insurance it launched last year

International Marine

Gard extends health cover for fixed premium P&I clients

Move will include liabilities, losses, costs and expenses falling within the scope of terms of entry

International Norway
See All