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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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Global sulphur cap is a revolution whose time has come

A global limit of 0.5% sulphur in bunker fuel will come into force on January 1, 2020; the right option for shipowners depends on ship, trade, route and preference. Both the International Maritime Organization and owners are running out of time to address fundamental concerns including availability and cost

International Environment

Paris MOU listing sheds light on alleged ‘discrimination’

Port state control data reveals that three IACS members are failing to meet quality standards expected of the international group. Türk Loydu believes it is being discriminated against

Europe International

Face-off over sulphur cap is turning ugly

With just 18 months until the sulphur cap goes live, shipowners have issued a challenge to IMO. Who will blink first?

International IMO

V.Group chief executive sets out to lead transformation for shipmanagement

In his first months as chief executive of V.Group, Ian El-Mokadem has identified shortcomings in the traditional shipmanagement business model. His solution is fleet cells of the future. He recognises that supporting the seafarer is a critical responsibility for managers

Europe Dry Bulk

Time for Posidonia to speak truth to power

Europe Greece

Veniamis blasts lawmakers for misguided focus on shipowners

Shipowners are being held disproportionately responsible for meeting environmental standards, while oil companies and engine manufacturers are not under the same pressure, Greek shipowners president Theodore Veniamis told Posidonia. Shipping’s role must not be overlooked in Brussels

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