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
By counting the capacity of teu and the period for which it is delayed, K+N wants to pinpoint disruption hot spots. Figures show cargo delays are 10 times greater than usual
Delayed cargoes kept in temporary storage facilities are changing the nature of theft risk. Robberies from these facilities has grown significantly
Red-hot demand and surging charter rates make even the oldest container tonnage desirable. Fewer than 20 ageing boxships were sent to demolition yards last year
Very low sulphur fuel oil is at record high prices. While oil prices are forecast to fall, the next round of bunker surcharges will be based on the current high levels
Hueneme is usually more associated with cars than containers. But FedEx Logistics has booked three voyages of 53 ft containers to call at the port’s naval facility
Tanger Med’s container handling grew even faster in 2021 than in 2020. The resumption of export activity boosted most sectors, but passenger numbers are still falling