Editorial staff

The Motorship offers an independent and unbiased opinion on issues affecting readers and the industry. It is produced by a dedicated maritime media business, independent from advertisers and institutions, and staffed by writers who have long experience in the marine industry.

Our writers are experienced in technical journalism, so can present the salient points in the clear, concise and informed style expected by today's busy shipping professional. This, together with its long heritage, makes The Motorship the first choice magazine for our readers, and the one which is actually read by choice - a recent AdQ publisher’s report shows that our editorial is more than three times more likely to be read than our nearest competitor’s.

The Motorship is not afraid to offer its own opinions and welcomes reader feedback. Our weekly eNews Updates, regularly-updated web site, and the printed magazine, reach those at sea as well as shore-based engineers, and enable a multi-directional dialogue between our readers, our advertisers, and ourselves.

Editorial Team

Gavin Lipsith, Editor
Anne-Marie Causer, News Editor
Alice Mason, News Reporter

Editor - glipsith@motorship.com

Gavin Lipsith, Editor, The Motorship, Mercator Media Ltd Gavin Lipsith: Gavin was appointed editor of The Motorship in January 2015. He is an experienced editor and reporter with 14 years’ experience in the aviation, travel and luxury goods markets. Gavin has a passion for good reporting and great storytelling across all media and has edited both news-driven weekly and feature-led monthly magazines, as well as busy websites and corporate books and reports.

When not editing Motorship, Gavin can be found indulging in good books, cooking for friends and family and enjoying the occasional glass of Ringwood’s Old Thumper. Those hobbies necessitate the occasional long-distance bike ride across the Purbecks, near Poole in Dorset where Gavin lives with his partner Helen and five children.

News Editor - acauser@mercatormedia.com

Anne-Marie Causer, News Editor, Mercator Media LtdAnne-Marie Causer: As well as GreenPort Editor, Anne-Marie is responsible for Mercator Media's online news service across all seven titles, providing readers with latest news relevant to their business.Anne-Marie initially joined Mercator after graduation in 2000, as a sales executive for Engineering Capacity, and later as a freelance writer on Maritime Journal for four years, becoming full time in her current role in 2011.

Anne-Marie has also worked as a reporter on local newspapers and as Assistant Editor for the John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose Ltd. In 2003 she became Managing Editor at the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) - a position she held for nearly eight years.

Anne-Marie also continues to work as a freelance journalist. Her clients include the Nautical Archaeology Society, IMarEST, the UK Harbour Masters' Association and the International Harbour Masters' Association. She is also an experienced amateur archaeologist. Twitter: @AMCauser LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amcauser


News reporter- amason@mercatormedia.com

Alice MasonAlice Mason: Alice joined Mercator Media in October 2015 and assists the News Editor in writing online stories for all of Mercator Media’s titles.

She graduated from the University of Westminster in 2015 with First Class BA Hons in Journalism.

One of her main interests is sport, previously working within the sports journalism industry as a football correspondent, she is also a lifelong Wimbledon fan. 

Alice enjoys traveling and has spent many summers working in New York at a summer camp for physically disabled children before pursuing her journalism career further.