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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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DNV GL backs LNG for the decarbonisation journey

The class society warns that localism and idealism will create a patchwork of regulations that spells trouble for shipping. Collaboration is more important than individual competitiveness

DNV GL Group Classification

Communication is key to resolving crew crisis

Shipping has been working to get thousands of seafarers home not because of a legal obligation but because it is the right thing to do. Managing seafarers’ expectations is key at every stage

Crewing Ship Management

French remote operations demonstrate compliance pathway

This is the first French compliance with IMO resolution for trial of MASS vessel. Next step is to validate the remote operation concept on a newbuilding designed for the offshore support sector

France Offshore

Shipping’s leaders say shadowy status is fuelling crew crisis

An ICS webinar has heard that even close co-operation among industry organisations has failed to move governments. Seafarers are not widely regarded as key workers despite their role in keeping the economy moving.

Philippines Crewing

Industry commitment is slowly solving crewing crisis

V.Group has taken over a 160-room hotel in Manila to provide an isolation facility for seafarers; shipowners have diverted vessels to effect crew change; seafarer sourcing is expected to be reassessed in light of the logistical nightmare

Crewing Ship Management

KPI OceanConnect merger focuses on bunker partnerships

Chief executive officer Søren Høll believes shipowners are seeking closer partnerships with their bunker suppliers as the short-term and long-term challenges become confused. The new venture seeks create more value

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