Lloyd's List launches return to print two years after going digital-only

Shipping industry news title Lloyd’s List is increasing its editorial staff and staging a return to print some two years after it went digital-only.

The former daily newspaper for the shipping industry went digital-only in 2013 after 279 years in print. But it is now to launch a new magazine which will be published ten times a year.

According to publisher Informa, Lloyd’s List is to expand its editorial teams in London, New York and Singapore, increasing the number of journalists it employs by 40 per cent (it declined to reveal total editorial headcount).

The title employed 20 editorial staff when it went digital-only in 2013.

Informa said the London office is to be “re-structured”, with “specialist teams split across global and regional news stories to ensure that all key markets and time zones are covered”.

New reporters are to be taken on in New York to cover Wall Street and US shipping, “supplying essential, timely insight to keep subscribers tuned-in to this important market and financial centre”.

And new analysts and reporters are to be recruited in Singapore, “including specialist reporters dedicated to tanker, dry bulk and container beats to ensure unrivalled insight into the opportunities and threats developing in these core markets”.

Lloyd’s List has also announced that with its strengthened editorial teams it aims to “expand its coverage, with a stronger focus on long-form stories that explore the industry’s most significant trends and hot topics in depth”. This will be available on its website, Lloydslist.com, as well as in a new magazine, Intelligence, which is launching on 7 September.

Lloyd’s List said it has also recently added analysis and forecasting website Maritime-Insight to its business. It said this “enables the editorial teams to deliver more sophisticated data-led analysis and interpretation of the markets for its customers”.

Lloyd’s List managing editor Richard Meade said: “The pace of change in our industry is unrelenting and accelerating. It is essential that we evolve our business model in-line with these developments to ensure that we continue to provide the verified facts and insights that our customers need, in accessible and digestible formats…

“These investments are the start of a strategic shift to strengthen our offering for shipping professionals, and we look forward to announcing more changes in our editorial, analytical and digital offerings in the near future.”

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