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Bridget Diakun

Data Analyst


Bridget Diakun is a Lloyd’s List data analyst based in London. She was previously a data reporter at Law Business Research where she analysed patent and trademark data to deliver strategic pieces. Bridget loves all things numbers and applies her data skills to provide unique insight into the maritime industry.

She graduated with a degree in international relations from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Bridget moved to the UK that same year in pursuit of a career in journalism.

Latest From Bridget Diakun

Where do Russia’s blacklisted ships trade?

Sanctions are a key tool for Western governments to damage Russia’s economy. The US has been actively targeting ships and, while this successfully forces changes in behaviour, many vessels are still able to do business freely, thereby revealing the limits of these restrictions

Sanctions Political Risk and Trade

No evidence more Chinese or Russian ships transiting Bab el Mandeb

Transits of China- and Russia-affiliated ships through the Bab el Mandeb Strait have dropped as the situation has become increasingly unstable 

Red Sea Risk Containers

War zone GPS jamming sees more ships show up at airports

More than 100 cargo-carrying vessels appeared to show up in Beirut airport yesterday. AIS manipulation, common in the region since Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, has taken off

Cyber Piracy and Security

Bab el Mandeb transits falling at slower rate

Vessel transits through the Bab el Mandeb are still falling amid the persistent Houthi threat. Meanwhile, the Houthis reportedly fired at a vessel in the Red Sea on April 1, the first reported attack against commercial ships in over a week

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Sanctioned Russian ships unload in Italy

When Pola Pelagia berths it will be the second time a Russian sanctioned ship delivers cargo to Italy in a month. So far this year just over 50 Russia-flagged ships have called at EU ports

Sanctions Dry Bulk

Vehicle carriers divert from Baltimore with most ro-ro terminals cut off

Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s Carmen remains marooned at the Mid-Atlantic Terminal north of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Meanwhile, a VW-operated vehicle carrier berthed this morning at the Tradepoint Atlantic Terminal, located south at Sparrows Point

Roro Ports and Logistics
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