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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.
Latest From Richard Meade
Clarity required from cross-ministerial briefs, but indications suggest that UK could be the first country to implement the industry’s 12-point plan to lift barriers to crew changes
With the regulatory agenda temporarily on ice, a short-term delay to decision making timelines is now inevitable. But as the macro economic forecasts darken, boardrooms recalibrate to survival mode and governments grapple with mounting debt burdens, the momentum achieved towards zero carbon shipping in 2019 starts to look like a distant memory and indeed priority
Despite high-level industry interventions urging governments to recognise the growing crisis of seafarers stranded at sea due to coronavirus restrictions, crew changeover plans have so far failed to gain political traction
Even amid the cashflow crunch that will likely take some casualties, there are those preparing for the upside that will come once the global supply chain eventually unplugs its current bottlenecks and global trade returns. We have to believe that Covid-19 hasn’t structurally changed the shipping markets
On Thursday March 26, reporters and analysts from across the Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence teams will join a special coronavirus-focused webinar to examine the latest shipping data, offer market insights and be available to answer your questions. Register now to join either the Asia Pacific edition at 8am GMT or the Europe, Middle East and Africa/US edition at 3pm GMT
An update on the situation regarding the outbreak and how the Lloyd’s List team is taking measures to ensure you continue to receive the best possible service