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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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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

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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

Singapore France

Shipping shakes off short-term Saudi disruption but awaits detail on energy trade outlook

A squeeze in long-term supplies is not the issue given well-stocked oil reserves, even with the repair timeline likely to drift into months. The detail of alternative energy sourcing arrangements, bunker price implications and the security risk yet to emerge as retaliations beckon are the pressure points for shipping.

Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia

Tanker markets await repair timeline after drone knocks out half of Saudi oil production

Abqaiq is the largest oil processing facility in the world and seen as the nerve centre of the Saudi energy system. Initial reports indicate 15 structures at Abqaiq suffered damage. A report seen by Lloyd’s List suggests repairs could take months.

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