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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

Climate risk is changing shipping bankers’ behaviour but spooking investors

While shipping lenders have taken early steps through their Poseidon Principles, aligning portfolios to decreasing CO2 trajectories in line with global targets, this is at times at odds with their beliefs and behaviours in what they are financing, according to a new academic study

Sustainability Finance

Israel-linked shipping reroutes as Yemen threat escalates

Pirates or Houthis? The identity of the attackers who boarded Zodiac-owned Central Park over the weekend remains unclear. But the net effect of this latest incident — coupled with missile and drone attacks, the seizure of Galaxy Leader, and an unwillingness from navies to commit to escorts — is driving ships with even partial links to Israel to divert

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

Zodiac crew unharmed after Somalia attack

Zodiac’s chemical tanker Central Park was boarded by pirates on Sunday morning, not, as initially reported, Houthi naval forces. All crew are safe and the vessel and cargo undamaged. US navy has apprehended five individuals who are being held for questioning

Somalia Piracy and Security

Danish tech firm Danelec buys cash-strapped AI innovator Nautilus Labs

After burning through $48m of Microsoft funding, the innovative AI platform developed by New York tech firm Nautilus Labs has been bought out by Danish technology provider Danelec

Technology and Innovation Consolidation

Euronav charts new course with Alexander Saverys at the helm

The Euronav management team are out and the Saverys family are in as CMB’s executive team effectively take over control of Euronav and set about transforming the tanker giant into a diversified, decarbonised innovator

Tankers and Gas Euronav

High-risk Israel-linked vessels receiving Red Sea naval support

Ships considered to be high-risk targets with links to Israel are diverting around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid being targeted in the Red Sea, however, naval ships are quietly escorting the few remaining vessels prepared to enter the region

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade
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