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Richard Meade

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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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Maritime Cities: Building the connected cluster

Heritage is best left to the tourist board. It will be the maritime cities that facilitate collaboration, connect and integrate shipping with the rest of the supply chain, technology talent, finance, logistics and adjacent sectors, that next generation shipping businesses will gravitate towards

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Stena chief seeks diplomatic support as concerns grow for 23 detained crew

Stena Bulk chief executive Erik Hanell has spent the past month trying every possible avenue open to secure the release of Stena Impero’s 23 crew being held in Iran. He talks to Lloyd’s List about the diplomacy under way, known and unknown, as concern grows for the welfare of the men who have been confined to their vessel for 26 days at the centre of an international diplomatic stand-off

Iran Tankers and Gas

UK to reveal shipping security response to Stena Impero seizure

This is an international problem that requires an international solution, argues UK Chamber of Shipping as UN Security Council is advised that ‘it is unacceptable and highly escalatory to threaten shipping going about its legitimate business through internationally recognised transit corridors’

Middle East and Africa Iran

Don’t mention the B word

The future looks bright for UK shipping, as long as you focus entirely on 2050 and don’t look too hard at the current realities facing the sector. And whatever you do, don’t mention the B word

United Kingdom Brexit

The Entrepreneurs

Most start-up businesses are doomed to fail, but the process of collaborating, innovating and ingesting new ideas and companies into the fragmented and conservative shipping industry should be considered less a risky investment and more an essential strategy for survival, Richard Meade reports
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