Wikipedia tells us:
Lloyd’s List is one of the world’s oldest continuously running journals, having provided weekly shipping news in London as early as 1734. It was published daily until 2013 (when issue 60,850 was published), and in constantly updated digital format only since then.
Known simply as The List, it was begun by the proprietor of Lloyd’s Coffee House in the City of London, England as a reliable and concise source of information for the merchants’ agents and insurance underwriters who met regularly in his establishment in Lombard Street to negotiate insurance coverage for trading vessels.
Michael Palmer writing for “Mariners,” the website of the “Mariners Mailing List,” provides more information about Lloyd’s List as follows:
“Lloyd’s List is a British publication that gives details of vessel movements, marine casualties, and other information of interest to the merchant shipping community.”