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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.

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Why it’s time to stop talking about shipping decarbonisation

The shipping industry is not on a trajectory to hit net zero by 2050. The only way it will find the pace and scale required to correct this dangerous path is to stop looking at this as a shipping problem

Lloyd List - The View Energy

UK transport secretary Trevelyan takes on shipping brief

UK maritime sector gets a bump in political visibility after the secretary of state for transport personally intervenes to take over the shipping brief with a view to pursuing green and growth related priorities for transport

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Why shipping’s poor progress report requires high-level attention

Industry leaders will, once again, call on the industry to come together this week and set more ambitious targets, implement clear standards, and enforce stronger technical and market-based measures. But has the script changed since last year and is progress really being achieved in shipping’s energy transition?

Sustainability Energy

Industry attempts to amend EU carbon market amid delays

International Chamber of Shipping is pushing for global progress at the IMO to overtake EU efforts. The World Shipping Council is urging a more holistic lifecycle approach and the green lobby is simply trying to hold back government exemptions

International Sustainability

The case against LNG now comes with an extreme $1trn warning

The headline conclusion of a new report which values the potential stranded assets associated with LNG-fuelled ships at over $850bn by 2030 has already drawn fire from an industry heavily invested in a gas orderbook and governments increasingly promoting gas investment options. But the report’s authors argue that transparent risk assessments are required to influence decision making

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Ukraine grain exports reliant on small old blacklisted ships

Most major shipowners are still unwilling to run the risk of engaging in Ukraine grain trades, despite declining war risk premiums and a call by the UN to see large vessels ramp up exports

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