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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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Virus may expedite transformation of class, says BV’s de Tugny

Shipping has three key challenges, says Matthieu de Tugny: volatile markets, regulatory compliance, and technological change. Class can be a partner in solving all three

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Online training is a challenge for teacher and technology

Training for maritime can still be done even with travel restrictions, however there are some tips to be observed if the training is to make a difference, says Videotel managing director Raal Harris

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What if coronavirus teaches us to consume less?

In the discussion about cutting emissions by 50%, no one wants to discuss the benefits of a post-coronavirus world simply reducing consumption. Perhaps it’s a risk shipping doesn’t want to face

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Alternative financing is still available — at a price

There is no shortage of finance for shipping despite traditional lenders becoming extremely cautious. However, shipowners are advised to shop around carefully for the best deal available

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Coronavirus: Call for seafarers to be regarded as ‘key personnel’

V.Group chief executive Graham Westgarth has urged decision-makers worldwide to view seafarers as part of the solution to the coronavirus situation. He calls on them to provide these workers with rights of embarkation and disembarkation

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