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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.


Latest From James Baker

MSC adds to active and idle fleets

MSC has continued to move ahead of its rival lines. But vessels associated with the carrier are increasingly heading for repair or retrofitting, or are awaiting deployment

Mediterranean Shipping Co Containers

Peel Ports reduces emissions by a third

The UK’s second-largest port operator has made progress in reducing its scope 1 and 2 emissions with bio-fuels and electrification. The next stage will see it attempt to tackle scope 3 reductions

Europe United Kingdom

Shippers face ‘confusing jungle’ of ETS surcharges

The European Emissions Trading Scheme will come into effect from January. Carriers will apply surcharges, but to date only two have indicated what they will be

Sustainability Containers

Panama makes further cuts to transits

The Panama Canal is struggling with low water levels. The latest measures seek to reduce the number of ships waiting use the locks

Containers Panama

West coast dockworkers union files for bankruptcy protection

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying a decision by terminal operator ICTSI to appeal a reduced damages settlement has sapped its coffers. The union says services will continue as usual

Ports and Logistics Containers

Cargo safety initiative seeks to improve screening and inspections

Container lines have many tools available to root out bad rogue shippers misdeclaring dangerous goods. But until now there has been no way to share information with rivals

Containers Safety
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