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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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Sovcomflot pledges ‘alternative payment’ route to meet bond obligations

Having missed two issues of notes outstanding, amounting to $928m, sanctioned Russian state-owned tanker giant Sovcomflot has found an alternative payment route to meet its obligations

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First Ukraine grain shipment tests the waters for more to follow

All eyes are on the ageing bulk carrier Razoni, carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn destined for Lebanon, but also the weight of a unique and tentative diplomatic deal to allow vessels safe passage through a war zone

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First shipment of Ukraine grain today will test political deal

Insurers waiting for the detail of standard operating procedures to be clarified before they will underwrite shipments

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First shipment of Ukraine grain will test political deal

A shipment of grain is expected to leave Chornomorsk on Friday. However, the political test run comes ahead of crucial details yet to be agreed. Until standard operating procedures are nailed down, the rapid ramping-up of grain exports will be slow to follow

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Ukraine grain corridor readies first shipments

Plans are currently underway for the departure of the first ships carrying Ukrainian grain along the newly agreed maritime corridor 

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