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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

Leading terminals spark up zero-emissions alliance

Electrification of container handling equipment is an easy decarbonisation win, say its supporters. But work must to be done on standardisation and lowering costs

Containers Sustainability

Carriers box themselves in with lower charter ratios

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

International Containers

Maersk to invest $500m in Asia logistics business

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

Containers Ports and Logistics

Shipping chief executives call for faster pace in decarbonisation drive

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

International Containers

Concerns raised over plastic pellet pollution

Lentil-sized plastic pellets are the building block of plastics production. But the millions of tonnes shipped annually are often poorly packaged and transported

International Containers

ETS cargo diversion risk not being addressed

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

Europe Containers
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