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Richard Meade



Richard Meade is the Editor-in-Chief 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.

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Milestone partnership between two of the largest container lines aims to accelerate decarbonisation plans, scale sustainable fuel supplies and take a more direct approach to regulatory conversations

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US targets Turkish shipping support and Arctic ambitions in latest Russian sanctions

Latest round of US sanctions has sent a warning to Türkiye over support for Russia’s maritime circumvention of sanctions while also targeting Russia’s Arctic ambitions only days after Putin lauded the development of its flagship Arctic LNG 2 project

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Sovcomflot transfers tankers to new non-sanctioned entity

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Sanctions will continue, so will the struggle to comply with convoluted regulations

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A rash of agreements with class, yards and engine manufacturers, another series of very large ammonia carriers and a promise to catalyse ammonia-fuelled shipping is all adding up to be a significant play in the NH3 space for Idan Ofer

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