Lloyd's List is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call UK support at +44 (0)20 3377 3996 / APAC support at +65 6508 2430

Printed By


Richard Meade



Richard Meade is the Editor of Lloyd’s List.

He is an award-winning journalist and has been writing and talking about all aspects of the maritime industry and global trade for the past twenty years.

As Editor he is responsible for navigating The List’s subscribers through the volatile politics, policy, deals and market movements that make up nearly 90% of global trade.

He is also the host of the popular Lloyd’s List Shipping Podcast and a regular industry speaker and media commentator on all things shipping.

He joined Lloyd’s List in 2006 as News Editor after jumping ship from the weekly maritime magazine Fairplay and prior to that started his career at the Financial Times.

Latest From Richard Meade

US signals renewed sanctions crackdown against Iran

A US crackdown against a Moscow-backed Iranian oil smuggling network offers a window on the sanctions strategy in Washington. The takeaway for shipping is that enforcement against subterfuge oil networks is likely to be stepped up as nuclear talks collapse

United States Iran

Interest wanes in SCI as privatisation drags on and restrictions mount

The privatisation process is back on following ‘modifications’ to the original sell-off process, but bureaucratic hurdles and an increasingly prohibitive list of restrictions on the sale have resulted in waning interest from bidders

India Tankers and Gas

Croatia considers provenance and politics of suspected Iranian shipment

A tanker suspected of carrying Iranian crude oil has been roaming the Adriatic for weeks awaiting a decision from the Croatian government over whether to accept or reject the shipment labelled ‘Malaysian blend’

Croatia United States

US seizes Iranian crude from Russian tanker arrested in Greece

George Procopiou’s Dynacom has been hired to transfer US-sanctioned Iranian crude from the Russian-flagged tanker Lana, detained in April by Greek authorities on the basis of Russian sanctions, and transfer the oil to the US

Greece United States

Sovcomflot fleet in flux as sales continue and Cyprus de-flags

While official figures from Sovcomflot have confirmed 14 vessels sold, Lloyd’s List has confirmed at least 23 sales to date, with several more in the works due to be completed over the coming days

Ukraine crisis Europe

Sovcomflot’s EU operations cease but UK extends sanctions wind-down

At least four members of the Sovcomflot executive board, including long-serving executive vice-president and chief financial officer Nikolai Kolesnikov, have stepped down in the wake of western sanctions targeting the tanker giant. Sovcomflot’s Cyprus office has now been closed and the remaining UK operations are being directed by Moscow management

Sanctions Russian Federation
See All