(Moderator MARENER 2017), Maritime Journalist, Writer and Photographer
Lloyd’s List is the oldest shipping trade news source in the world. It has been at the forefront of maritime journalism, reporting the trends, news and risks in merchant shipping since 1734. Craig Eason is a former ship navigating officer with sea time on a number of different vessel types. He left the sea and became a qualified journalist in 1996, working on British radio and television before being engaged by business communication companies to help establish offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Canada. In 2004 he began working for Informa, the parent group owning Lloyd’s List, and in 2007 was appointed marine technology editor for the newspaper, where he has been covering the developing challenges facing the shipping industry, one of which is environmental compliance. In recent years Craig has also been back onboard vessels as a journalist and writer, submitting his experiences in a series of blogs, highlighting life onboard from a real seafarer’s point of view and observing the developments of a range of new technologies the industry has the challenge of adapting to. In 2014 Craig was appointed deputy editor with a remit to help build up Lloyd’s List as a dynamic media platform for the industry.