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Declan Bush



Declan Bush is a Lloyd’s List news reporter based in London. He contributes to daily News Desk coverage across shipping industry beats. Declan is interested in a range of topics including regulation, environment, and seafarer safety.

He worked in local newspapers in Western Australia before moving to the UK in 2017 and working in legal trade publications. Declan received his undergraduate degree in international relations and journalism from Curtin University, Perth, in 2015.

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Ince head of tax Huw Witty says freeports offer benefits besides tax breaks for exporters, after concerns exporters will miss out on the full relief because of post-Brexit trade deals

United Kingdom Law

Wallenius Wilhelmsen sees ‘favourable’ supply-demand balance in mid-term

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Nigeria’s anti-piracy initiative seen as a long-term solution

Nigeria’s promises to crack down on maritime crime should be taken with a grain of salt, Risk Intelligence senior analyst Dirk Siebels told a webinar. Its progress on surveillance is welcome but the region still lacks the physical and legal means to intercept, arrest and prosecute pirates

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

From the News Desk: Crew changes, climate and a rising China

Shipping frustrated at unpredictable crew-change rules, intensifying debate over emissions regulations, and why the US-China trade war still matters

International Asia Pacific

Mystery over cause of blast on oil tanker off Syria

Two explosions were reported on a Lebanese-owned tanker carrying Iranian crude to Syria after a similar incident on the same ship two weeks ago prompted fears of a drone strike

Middle East and Africa Syria
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