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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.

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International Sustainability

Green Climate Fund poised to kick-start industry R&D plan

The UN’s Green Climate Fund has offered up a ‘potential’ $1.5m to fast-track industry plans to get a green R&D fund off the blocks. Despite the relatively small sums, the political accelerator represents significant support for the International Chamber of Shipping inside the IMO where the plan is yet to be considered and support not guaranteed

Sustainability Regulation

The key factors shaping shipping in 2022 and beyond

Short-term disruption has defined shipping’s fortunes this year, but the mid-term outlook is riddled with uncertainty and risk. The pace of change promised by accelerating decarbonisation timelines will fundamentally alter the competitive landscape of shipping and spells significant risk for businesses currently assessing strategic investments

Market Outlooks Containers

Fredriksen and Idan Ofer back offshore wind IPO

Edda Wind, the Norwegian 50/50 joint venture between Ostensjo Rederi and Wilhelmsen, has landed John Fredriksen and Idan Ofer as backers for a forthcoming initial public offering in Oslo

Sustainability Environment

COP26: Shipping’s climate cash conundrum

Shipping is struggling to bridge the gap between the pledges of green finance to fund a zero emissions future and the homeopathic quantities of cash currently scaling siloed pilot projects

Sustainability Finance

Eastern Pacific picks up two more newcastlemaxes

Having built up a strong long-term charter exposure, Eastern Pacific appears to be ramping up its spot options, even as prices for secondhand tonnage climb

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