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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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Heavyweights sign up to port technology alliance for the UK market

Associated British Ports, Rolls-Royce and Svitzer are to work jointly to develop new technologies to keep British ports at the forefront of sustainability and efficiency. At a kick-off meeting in Southampton, the three companies said the aim was to maintain UK ports’ competitive position

United Kingdom Rolls-Royce

Celebrating outstanding achievements across the SAMEA region

Lloyd’s List returns to Dubai in November for its annual celebration of maritime excellence across the South Asia, Middle East and Africa region. There are new award categories to reflect the region's diversity and dynamism

Middle East and Africa DP World

Surge of scrubber orders as owners take the plunge

Time is running out for shipowners to install exhaust gas cleaning systems. A surge of orders is limiting installation capacity but smaller manufacturers may still have space, says DNV GL’s head of environmental certification 

International DNV GL Group

Wärtsilä smart technology optimism tempered by geopolitics

Jaakko Eskola, president and chief executive of Wärtsilä, sees positive momentum in second-quarter numbers and there is optimism about the smart marine vision. However, he cautions that geopolitical developments are making customers think twice before investing

Europe Asia Pacific

Middle Eastern ports facing overcapacity headache by 2022

A surge of investment in the construction of container terminals at Middle Eastern ports has overwhelmed growth in throughput

Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates

Technological ‘mishmash’ of old and new is a transitional phase

The industry should be focusing on how the next generation of ships will be profitable rather than on the mishmash of a transitional state

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