Dr Martin Stopford

President, Clarkson Research Services Ltd

Martin Stopford is a graduate of Oxford University and has a PhD in International Economics from London University. During his 45 years in the Maritime Industry he has held positions as Director of Business Development at British Shipbuilders; Global Shipping Economist with Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.; Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services and an executive director of Clarksons PLC. He retired from Clarksons in May 2012 and is now non-executive President of Clarkson Research Services Limited (CRSL) and Director of MarEcon Ltd.

Dr Stopford is a visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London, Dalian Maritime University in China and Newcastle University.  He has an Honorary Doctorate from Solent University and received a lifetime achievement award at the 2010 Lloyds List Global Shipping Awards. In 2013 he was Shipping Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Global Awards Dinner in London and in 2015 was awarded the Onassis Prize for Shipping.

His publications include “Maritime Economics” 3rd Ed, the widely used shipping text book published in January 2009, and many papers on shipping economics and ship finance.

2016 marks a cross roads for global shipbuilding and marine engineering businesses. It's time to pay attention and SMM 2016 will provide the ideal setting for industry managers to soak up trends, exchange opinions and stress test their conclusions.

Dr Martin Stopford
President, Clarkson Research Services Ltd