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Richard Meade is the Editor-in-Chief 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.

Latest From Richard Meade

Eswatini shipping registry flagged as ‘false’ operation by IMO

The opaque status of government authorisation for the start-up flag registry of Eswatini has prompted the International Maritime Organization to designate it a fraudulent operation, despite claims from the private company running the flag that it is a legitimate business

Containers Regulation

Hijacked bulker Abdullah released by Somali pirates

Pirates release Bangladeshi bulker and its 23 crew after a month-long ransom negotiation

Piracy and Security Dry Bulk

UK government maritime expertise further eroded as IMO representative ousted

IMO stalwart Katy Ware removed as the UK’s permanent representative and maritime policy expert in international negotiations amid an exodus of maritime experience within the Department for Transport, and ministerial activity is on ice ahead of a general election

Regulation People

Somali piracy is back and a show of force from India may not be enough to stop it

There are four known pirate groups stalking the Indian Ocean for ships to hijack and 22 Indian naval assets trying to stop them. That may not be enough to deter the pirates and it will only take one successful ransom to spark a rapid escalation in piracy that stretched navies will struggle to contain

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Shipping’s energy transition is lagging, says BRS

The International Energy Agency’s net-zero scenario has come under fire in recent weeks, notably from oil producers who argue that we should “abandon the fantasy of phasing out oil and gas”. However, BRS has added fuel to the fire by suggesting the critics may have a point and the energy transition is falling significantly behind

Sustainability Tankers and Gas

Euronav exits Belgium’s Bel 20 index as share price plummets

The final closure of CMB’s Euronav takeover this week breached Euronext rules on ownership exceeding the 85% threshold. That means that Euronav will exit Belgium’s blue-chip Bel 20 index today, after just two days of trading

Tankers and Gas Finance
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