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James Baker

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.


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Gulf crisis yet to affect container spot rates

The Middle East Gulf remains open for shipping, despite the seizure of MSC Aries. But any further escalation could have a significant impact on freight rates

Red Sea Risk Containers

WSC sets out its European policy priorities

The European Union will launch its new five-year legislative programme this year. Container line shipping is already getting its policy requests in

Containers Environment

Rotterdam sees slow growth on Red Sea disruption

Schedule disruption slowed growth in Rotterdam during the first quarter. But March saw a return to form and a boost from Mediterranean transhipment

Red Sea Risk Containers

World Shipping Council appoints new president

Container shipping’s trade association sees a changing of the guard as Joe Kramek is appointed to the top job

Containers People

Pandemic’s lost economic growth hit box volumes

Before the pandemic container volumes still grew at a higher rate than global GDP. Since then the GDP multiplier has dipped to just 0.14, indicating little growth to come

Coronavirus Containers

Antwerp-Bruges box volumes show signs of recovery

Economic conditions in Europe remain weak, with muted growth prospects. But Belgium’s port complex is seeing a great share on container volumes

Containers Ports and Logistics
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