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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.

Latest From Richard Meade

Five factors shaping the future of shipping innovation

The Lloyd’s List ‘How to Innovate in Shipping’ webinar looked at how smart ideas and smart money can help shipping escape its siloed thinking and kick-start a more collaborative, connected approach to integrating seaborne trade in the global supply chain

Technology and Innovation Future of Shipping

Ample availability for ship funding, says ABN Amro

Dutch bank ABN Amro is looking for green growth in European shipping projects following the sale of its US portfolio and strategic withdrawal from energy and trade finance

Finance Europe

Ever Given was human error but it won’t happen again, Suez Canal chair says

In an exclusive interview with Lloyd’s List, Suez Canal Authority chairman, Osama Rabie, describes the circumstances that led to Ever Given becoming jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade

Middle East and Africa Marine

Ever Given was human error but it won’t happen again, says Suez Canal chair

The Ever Given’s master was solely responsible for the decisions and actions that led to the blockage of the Suez Canal, but the protracted three-month negotiation, which saw Egypt detain the vessel and its crew until an estimated $550m settlement was paid, was ‘amicable’ and ‘everyone left happy’, says Admiral Rabie

Egypt Containers

Enjoy the markets fizz, but beware the hangover

Our half-year health check on the state of the maritime markets finds shipowners in a better place than they anticipated 12 months ago. While tankers will have to wait for a meaningful vaccine-led recovery, box and bulk are booming, with prospects of earnings stretching well into 2022 for both sectors

Mid-Year outlook Containers

Iranian box fleet continues to trade despite sanctions

While US enforcement of sanctioned Iranian oil trades has left tankers a highly visible compliance target, tracked by government agencies and industry alike, Iran’s container fleet has sailed under the political radar and continued to quietly trade with international partners

Iran Belgium
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