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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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Wind-power system for shipping to get transatlantic test

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Speaking to London Shipping Week, the MSC chief executive spoke of higher freight rates causing agony for customers, the need to find scalable fuels for the future, and a very uneven economic recovery ahead.

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Shipping must stop thinking of seafarers as a problem

Shipping should regard the human element — at sea and shore — as a resource to be used throughout the industry. That resource needs upskilling; the initiative for that must come from seafarers themselves

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Britain’s export trade has a great deal at stake

The UK is already a major exporter on the world stage and is looking to build bridges to trade partners in economic powerhouses of the future. But trade deals are not always as transparent as we think

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