Container Shipping Editor
James has been working as a business journalist for more than 25 years in his native New Zealand and the UK which he now calls home.
He is currently Container Shipping Editor for Lloyd’s List, covering container carriers, terminals, shippers and regulation, having been a specialist reporter and editor for Informa during the past two decades.
Outside of containerships, James also has an interest in smaller vessels, and is a member of the Wafi Yacht Club.
Latest From James Baker
Electrification of container handling equipment is an easy decarbonisation win, say its supporters. But work must to be done on standardisation and lowering costs
Container lines bought up swathes of tonnage during the boom years. Now the market has turned, lower charter capacity will make it harder to cut their cloth to fit
Maersk already has a major presence in Asia following its acquisition of LF Logistics last year. Now it is seeking to capitalise on the region’s high growth rate
Joint statement ahead of COP28 from the bosses of box lines Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Mediterranean Shipping Co and car carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen called for even faster action from regulators
Lentil-sized plastic pellets are the building block of plastics production. But the millions of tonnes shipped annually are often poorly packaged and transported
The arrival of the ETS tax could see sharp players in the shipping world divert their cargo to non-EU ports for transhipment in order to cut the tax bill. In response, the EU has said that it will limit itself to monitoring the situation, but it may review the regulation down the line