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Richard Meade



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

Looming EU shipping sanctions raise enforcement concerns

Shipping sanctions lawyers have already received several concerned calls from industry officials grappling with the prospect of an EU port ban for vessels thought to have engaged in deceptive ship-to-ship transfers or deliberately switched off their Automatic Identification System

Sanctions Regulation

Shipping skips over short-term struggles in favour of long-term aspirations

Nor-Shipping has exposed the gap between what the industry is saying and what it is doing about decarbonisation in the short term. Opting to focus on future fuels and regulatory ambition, much of the debate has shied away from tackling the overwhelming lack of credible short-term, science-based targets attributed to the efficiency plans being showcased

Sustainability Norshipping

Greece seen stalling on new EU sanctions package on Russia that targets dark fleet ships

Draft text of new sanctions reveals that EU states will ban ships deemed by member states to have engaged in deceptive ship-to-ship transfers of Russia origin oil or deliberately switching off AIS signals

Sanctions EU

IMO and EU eye convergence of regional and global regulation

Increasingly positive signals from within the International Maritime Organization and European Union suggest that a deal could yet be brokered to align EU decarbonisation instruments with the IMO’s measures, if sufficiently robust agreements are met


The case for a more holistic approach to regulation

Flawed efficiency projects such as CII have sparked a wholesale review of how regulation is developed. A more iterative and holistic approach that factors in the expectation of unintended commercial consequences now needs to be more rigorously embraced

Sustainability Regulation

Shipping’s carbon ambitions suffer a serious credibility gap

In the absence of any certainty regarding fuel availability, the shipping industry is laying down a multi-billion-dollar zero-carbon hedge bet  yet in the meantime, its decarbonisation pledges and targets are looking increasingly thin

Fuels Regulation
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