About fathom-news

fathom-news is an online news and analysis service dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on the transformation of shipping.

It provides subscribers with key information on how to prosper and thrive, not just hide and survive, in a dynamically changing industry. fathom-news focuses solely on the developments and strategies that can influence operational effectiveness, asset value and improve bottom line.

The website and associated printed magazine (Ship Efficiency Review) are published by Fathom Maritime Intelligence.

On this news platform you will find market insights and analysis on topics  including; Regulations, Digital Disruption, Fuels & Emissions, Ship Design, Software & Electronics and Environmental Technology.

The section entitled Fathom Notes provides quick short insight to the latest announcements, with direct links to the news source. Fathom Focus serves as a deeper dive for subscribers to understand and help analyse some of the trends and developments that will influence operational and purchasing strategies across all fields of maritime asset management. Fathom Insights serves as a monthly deeper read to assess developing trends and offer competitive intelligence that will shape strategic decisions.

A weekly E-News Bulletin is also published and is free to subscribe to. Click here to subscribe


Until January 2017, Fathom Maritime Intelligence’s daily industry news was published under the Ship Efficiency Review brand, providing extensive knowledge and insight since 2010.

fathom-news has been launched as a progression of this providing increasing independent analysis and critical interpretation of the industry developments to support our readers in business strategy planning.

Fathom Maritime Intelligence, the parent company, is a specialist information provider for maritime sector providing technical guidance, publications and events on improving the effectiveness of maritime operations.

In addition, under the Maritime IQ brand,  specialist marketing and communications intelligence consultancy services are provided to key maritime sector clients.

Visit: www.fathommaritimeintelligence.com

Meet The Team

Craig Eason – Editorial Director

The editorial direction of fathom-news is led by Craig Eason. He is one of the leading journalists in the global maritime industry and has achieved exceptional engagement across the breadth and depth of the industry with a particular focus on the operational, technical and regulatory trends.

Formerly Deputy Editor of Lloyd’s List, he started his career at sea serving as a navigation officer for 10 years. Towards the end of this period he trained and subsequently worked as a broadcast journalist for mainstream British media, and then in international commercial communication companies before combining his two passions to become a maritime journalist.

To contact Craig: craig@fathom-mi.com


Alison Jarabo – Managing Director

Alison launched Fathom Maritime Intelligence in 2010. With a lengthy career in maritime publishing and marketing, she has developed Fathom to be an innovative and strategic news and service provider to the maritime industry.

With her highly focused perception on how to identify and deliver critical information creating real value for the audiences, Fathom Maritime Intelligence has developed a reputation for being the go-to information provider for practical, forward looking information that can be applied directly to shipping operations.

To contact Alison: alison@fathom-mi.com

Mandy Harris – Project Manager

Mandy has been Fathom’s project manager since 2016. Handling various tasks, such as invoicing, handling queries, co-ordinating events and offering general day to day assistance.

Mandy has an unhealthy liking for paperwork and administration which is great for the rest of the team!

To contact Mandy: mandy@fathom-mi.com 

Mike Porter – Content Developer

Mike started his career in the maritime industry in 1977 and trained as a ship designer and marine surveyor. In 1993 Mike first became involved in event management as Technical Director at The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

He has since been a Divisional Board Director at Informa, MD of Lloyd’s List Events and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Events Director at Riviera Maritime Media, and then established Podium 4 in 2010.

To contact Mike: mike@fathom-mi.com 

Ben Watkins – Graphic Designer

Ben joined Fathom as an independent design consultant in 2012. He is  a valued member of the Fathom team, taking our key intelligence and presenting it in an intuitive, sleek format that adds real value for the reader.

Ben has over 6 years experience in different aspects of design, ranging through graphics, video, web and 3D imaging using various programs from the Adobe Suites, ranges of 3D software and more.