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Richard Clayton

Chief correspondent

I joined Informa at the end of June 2017 from IHS Fairplay. My role now, as it was for the past two years at IHS, is to bring more than 30 years’ experience in maritime journalism to the business. This means I won’t just be writing opinion and insight pieces for the various sites, newsletters, and magazines, I will also be connecting with our colleagues in sales, marketing, and events to help build our presence. I have experience in chairing round table discussions, seminars and webinars, business and breakfast briefings; I have delivered keynote speeches at IMO events and shipping organisation events; I have written white papers on topics such as annual previews and key trends in the industry; and spoke to small groups both in-house and externally to set out how I think shipping is evolving.

My wife and I run a small Bed & Breakfast business in the beautiful Wye Valley, where we welcome walkers on the Offa’s Dyke Path, visitors to the England/Wales border, and friends who are passing through.

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Safety report unveils connivance on dangerous practices

The industry has spent eight months complaining that its key workers should be repatriated swiftly. In reality, it has spent years ignoring protests that rest and work hours regulations are openly flouted

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Energy efficiency costs are not the preserve of shipowners

There has been much discussion about future fuels and retrofitting energy efficiency technology can make a difference to the industry’s carbon footprint immediately. The question is: who should pay for it

Environment Technology and Innovation

Digitalisation is really about thinking differently

Singapore’s leadership of the global push for digitalisation has shown the importance for shipping of the end-to-end supply chain and learning to speak in the same e-language.

Singapore Digital Disruption

Columbia’s O’Neil calls for technology that respects uniqueness

Responding to a suggestion that ‘digitalisation is the way ahead for shipping’, Columbia Shipmanagement president Mark O’Neil has argued that digital processes are a part of a broader drive for optimisation. Make tech simpler, he told a webinar this week

Digitalisation Ship Management

Why shipping’s real leaders don’t join coalitions

Nailing down a definition of leadership in shipping has always proved hard. That’s because the industry is fragmented, which is a survival mechanism. Well-run companies don’t depend on membership of an alliance.

International Denmark

Cargill partners to explore cutting-edge wind technology

With decarbonisation now driving many shipping decisions, and with ongoing uncertainty about which greener marine fuels will emerge to replace fossil fuels, the prospects for wind technology in commercial shipping are strengthening. The support of Cargill, one of the world’s biggest ship charterers, will add further weight to the development of the wind power industry

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