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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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UK eyes opportunity as London Shipping Week kicks off

UK shipping minister Robert Courts opened LISW with a typically upbeat show of support for maritime. The four-day event will test the industry’s readiness to tackle the big issues, but it will also showcase the level of government support for it

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Ex-Rightship chief launches sustainability consultancy

Martin Crawford-Brunt has returned to maritime after a brief hiatus following his departure from Rightship last year. His new venture Lookout Maritime is tackling many of the practical problems raised during his tenure at the help of the ship vetting agency.

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Maersk takes lead in race to scale green methanol

Maersk has secured sufficient supplies of e-methanol to fuel its first dual-fuel feeder by 2023, but the race to scale up affordable supply chains for the carbon-neutral fuel is now on. Policy, collaboration and a more transparent carbon accounting across the lifecycle of fuel production is required

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MSC’s secondhand spree tops $2bn

MSC’s strategy of hoovering up tonnage on the secondhand market has added over 90 ships and 360,000 teu in capacity to the soon to be world’s largest container line, but the ageing fleet of small ships is little more than a short-term cash cow

International Containers

Maritime security promoted into top tier of geopolitical hot topics

Maritime security’s newfound status as a geopolitical hot topic comes with political nuance and potential cost. Understanding the changing dynamics and platform protocols will be key to industry’s successful input into how this agenda plays out

International Political Risk and Trade

Maritime operations limp on inside Beirut’s unrepaired blast zone

In the wake of the economic and political meltdown that has left Lebanon effectively operating as a bankrupt state, the devastation inside Beirut’s port one year on from the explosion that ripped it apart has registered as a mere blip in the country’s long downward spiral

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