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Bridget Diakun

Maritime Risk Analyst, Lloyd's List Intelligence

London

Bridget Diakun joined Lloyd’s List Intelligence in January 2022 as a data journalist. She initially worked on understanding the impact that the war in Ukraine had on commercial shipping in the Black and Caspian seas.

In 2023, she was named 'Multimedia Journalist of the Year' by the Seahorse Freight Association for her extensive investigation into the trade out of the occupied ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk.

Now a Maritime Risk Analyst, Bridget focuses on the intersection of geopolitics and commercial shipping. She assesses the impact of conflict on seaborne trade, how the maritime industry adapts to sanctions and investigates tactics used by vessels to disguise illicit activities.

Latest From Bridget Diakun

No immediate impact on Bab el Mandeb transits after wave of Houthi aggression

The Houthis threaten to continue their Red Sea campaign with even ‘greater’ attacks, as security analysts warn of more disruption and the prospect of new weapons systems

Red Sea Risk Piracy and Security

Tanker owners shell out after Nigeria retrospective tax demands

No clarity on what happens now or whether bulkers and boxships are next in line

Tankers and Gas Law

South Korea’s west coast targeted with GPS jamming

GPS jamming is rampant in conflict zones, particularly the waters around Israel and Russia, but this event appears part of a flare-up in tensions between North and South Korea 

Risk and Compliance Political Risk and Trade

Ukraine’s seaborne trade faces uncertain outlook

Ukraine has successfully reinstated it maritime trade, tonnage is available and shipowners are willing to sail the Black Sea. But questions remain about the availability of cargo and whether ports can cope with the realities of war

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk

Peak season capacity crunch looms as Asian port congestion grinds on

Severe congestion is expected to continue constraining available capacity and bolstering freight rates as the peak season approaches, although the latest Chinese manufacturing PMI indices have issued warnings about potential demand slowdown

Containers Singapore

Houthis begin warning owners and operators as bulker hit in Red Sea

Houthi rebels claim to have alerted owners and operators that vessels would be targeted if any related ship called at Israeli ports

Red Sea Risk Risk and Compliance
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