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Shipping and the mainstream press

It was not all that long ago that many newspapers in the Western press had dedicated shipping journalists. Now, aside from major hubs and business-orientated titles, such areas of shipping expertise are all too rare in the mainstream media. More’s the pity as the industry is a fascinating one to report on, and so vital to our everyday lives.

The loss of frontline shipping journos at the newsstand has coincided with a natural uptick in ignorant reporting on the topic. We’ve all, no doubt, s...

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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