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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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Change is exciting or terrifying — you decide

So much has changed in the global economy over the past 20 years that shipping would be foolish to believe the pace of change will ease by 2030 or 2040. Change is the catalyst for growth

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Kathy Metcalf wins Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathy Metcalf won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lloyd's List Americas Awards in Houston yesterday. Other awards recognised excellence in environmental protection, emissions reduction, safety and training

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How to future-proof shipping

Attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities follow an economic battle between presidents Trump and Xi, climate change, populism and digitalisation: all seem to be pushing shipping towards greater collaboration

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Government says Brexit is ‘opportunity’ for UK maritime

Maritime UK chairman Harry Theochari says Britain’s shipping sector has survived other periods of disruption and will survive Brexit

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