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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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Stable crews might be a better way forward

Stable crewing is more expensive in the short term but would pay off in the long run, a Solent University conference is told. However, without a rethinking of crew management, the current model of randomly assigning seafarers will continue

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Shipping urged to work together to solve bunker issues

Ewoud Kamminga says failure to identify the cause of the Houston fuel problem has underscored the need for the industry to become transparent on bunker issues

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Those who fail to prepare might not be alone

There is a worrying knowledge gap between decision-makers responsible for running ships and those responsible for selling the benefits of digitalisation

Commitment to quality pays off for Bahamas Maritime

Bahamas Maritime Authority has reported the lowest number of detentions ever recorded. This is the result of a commitment to monitoring performance of both vessels and management, CEO Capt Dwain Hutchinson explained

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Keep calm (and prepare for change)

Preparation is the difference between being able to take advantage of an external threat or sinking with all employees

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