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Richard Meade

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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.

Latest From Richard Meade

Sovcomflot fleet in flux as sales continue and Cyprus de-flags

While official figures from Sovcomflot have confirmed 14 vessels sold, Lloyd’s List has confirmed at least 23 sales to date, with several more in the works due to be completed over the coming days

Ukraine crisis Europe

Sovcomflot’s EU operations cease but UK extends sanctions wind-down

At least four members of the Sovcomflot executive board, including long-serving executive vice-president and chief financial officer Nikolai Kolesnikov, have stepped down in the wake of western sanctions targeting the tanker giant. Sovcomflot’s Cyprus office has now been closed and the remaining UK operations are being directed by Moscow management

Sanctions Russian Federation

Banks start selling Sovcomflot fleet as sanctions deadlines loom

Sovcomflot is negotiating the sales of dozens of its vessels to multiple Chinese and Middle Eastern buyers before sanctions deadlines kick in, but sales are also now taking place via Western banks allowing legitimate sales to many of the shipping industry’s largest shipowners to go through with no sanctions restrictions

Russian Federation Ukraine crisis

Ukraine ‘dislocation’ of tanker market helps Euronav narrow losses

Belgian tanker giant and aspiring market consolidator sets out a positive view of tanker market fundamentals ahead of a crucial board meeting that will likely determine the future of the company’s proposed merger with rival Frontline

Tankers and Gas Euronav

Sanctions scrutiny linked to mysterious tanker U-turn

A tanker suspected of carrying Iranian crude oil performed an abrupt U-turn off Croatia this week only hours after pressure group UANI issued a public flurry of letters highlighting the trade

Croatia Tankers and Gas

Sovcomflot vessels head into opaque network of subterfuge operators

Sovcomflot’s status as a sanctioned Russian company will limit the available buyers ready to engage in quick sales. The result may see vessels end up joining the veteran fleet of tankers registered to opaque networks of companies linked to sanctioned Iranian and Venezuela shipments

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