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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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Perception is a key element in the autonomous discussion

Several studies of the benefits of autonomous transportation have concluded that it is not enough to argue that controlling cost makes the investment worthwhile. Unmanned is still not seen as safe.

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Lloyd’s List SAMEA Awards celebrates maritime excellence across the board

Abu Dhabi Ports Co, Allcargo Logistics, AISSOT, law firm HFW, CMA CGM and the stakeholders driving the Poseidon principles and the Getting to Zero Coalition have received awards at this year’s Lloyd’s List SAMEA Awards

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Prominent lawyer Rita Al Semaani Jansen gets top honour at Lloyd’s List SAMEA awards

Rita Al Semaani Jansen, who arrived in Dubai in 1992 and is now a partner at Ince, has won the Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award for the softer skills of mentoring, inspiration, and encouragement

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Karamanlis urges graduates to find new solutions

Former Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis tells the next generation of shipping leaders that ‘shipping, trade, and finance do not operate in a vacuum’

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Shipping must contribute to a greater understanding of the oceans

All users of the oceans have been urged to collaborate in a global project that aims to map the seabed and understand how the world’s oceans are changing. That includes merchant shipping

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