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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

Secret ship inspection deals and certification scams raise safety concerns

Port state control officials have raised concerns about growing amounts of fake seafarer certification scams and several attempts by flag state authorities to bypass ship safety inspections

Risk and Compliance Regulation

Iran claims sanctioned satellite services are jeopardising shipping safety

Iran’s latest complaints regarding access to Global Maritime Distress and Safety System are not expected to gain much traction inside the IMO, but the wider issue of safety and environmental fallout from sanctions is starting to concern member states

Sanctions Risk and Compliance

Ukraine Black Sea strikes could further disrupt Russia’s refinery capacity

The extent of the damage caused to the Tuapse refinery is not yet clear, but operations had only restarted after the complex was shutdown by a drone strike hit in January

Ukraine crisis Tankers and Gas

Shipment from occupied Sevastopol to Venezuela marks new direction for Russia grain trades

A sanctioned Russian bulker, owned by a sanctioned Russia firm, has loaded grain from a sanctioned occupied port and is headed to Russia’s heavily sanctioned trading partner Venezuela. The shipment comes as Russia is looking to legitimise trade lanes from occupied Ukrainian territories with its international partners

Sanctions Dry Bulk

India’s port deal with Iran could provoke US sanctions

A 10-year deal worth $370m to develop Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar with Indian backing has already raised concerns in the US, amid a crackdown on companies supporting Tehran’s infrastructure ambitions

Risk and Compliance Containers

Houthis are targeting MSC due to perceived Israeli affiliation

The latest string of Houthi attacks targeting more MSC ships has been justified by the Yemeni militants on the basis of a perceived, but erroneous link to Israel

Red Sea Risk Containers
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