Robert Wright has been shipping and logistics correspondent of the Financial Times, focusing on all forms of freight transport, since October 2011. He has focused heavily during that period on the financial crisis in many shipping markets, as well as the changing demands on the logistics industry. Before that, he was the FT’s transport correspondent for eight years, writing extensively about transport issues worldwide, including London Underground’s PPP, the development of the Dubai metro and the introduction of driverless systems in Paris. He considerably expanded the paper’s coverage of shipping issues, and won a number of awards such as Transport Correspondent of the year and UK national transport award. He was named news journalist of the year by London’s Seahorse Club in 2008 and 2009.
For four and a half years prior to that, he was the Budapest correspondent of the Financial Times and Economist, covering Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina extensively and occasionally also covering other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
He blogs in his spare time about the philosophy of cycling as the Invisible Visible Man.