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Richard is an award-winning journalist, digital focussed with over a decade’s experience in the shipping industry.

He is currently responsible for Lloyd’s List’s agenda-setting output of news and analysis with ambitions to lead the online revolution for valuable business journalism.

Richard joined Lloyd's List in 2006 after jumping ship from the weekly maritime magazine Fairplay where he ran the news and features desk.

He took the traditional route into shipping analysis, via a degree in psychology and a two year stint at the Financial Times Group.

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Greek shipping minister urges ‘practical solutions’ to 2020 implementation issues

‘We need to ensure global availability of compliant fuels and resolve all issues related to compliance, quality and safety requirements to alleviate the concerns of the international maritime community,’ Mr Plakiotakis told the Cosco World Shipping Summit in Shanghai on Wednesday

International IMO

The search for shipping’s green tipping point

Shipping is going to require clean, cheap energy to completely transition to zero-emission fuel options — and much depends on how quickly the cost of renewables can outpace carbon in the global economy

Fuels Environment

Eastern Pacific supersized its dual-fuel LNG boxship order to 22 ships

Idan Ofer’s speculative order of 15,000 teu LNG dual fuel ships was significantly bigger than initially thought. In addition to the 11 vessels already chartered to CMA CGM, a further 11 sister ships are due to be delivered between 2021-22

Containers Shipbuilding

Cosco caught offguard in Huawei headwinds

The Trump administration has made no secret of its increasingly hardline stance on any shipping entity prepared to trade oil to Iran, so why was Cosco caught off-guard by the blacklisting of several Chinese companies including two Cosco units?

China United States

UK Brexit freight and ports contracts start to emerge

New framework provides a list of eight freight operators who could transport critical goods such as medicines after October 31. Elsewhere, post-Brexit port infrastructure contracts are understood to be announced imminently

United Kingdom Brexit

Eastern Pacific eyes further LNG-fuelled opportunities

Eastern Pacific’s 15-year charter of a sextet of LNG-dual-fuelled containerships to CMA CGM marks a strengthening of ties between Idan Ofer and Rodolphe Saadé, who share a pro-LNG stance on emissions reduction and environmental investment strategy

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