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
Inflation increases cargo theft risk
The total number of cargo theft incidents has declined. But rising energy costs have seen fuel thefts increase, alongside a wider range of less valuable goods
Box ports clear congestion as demand falls
Easing of supply chain crunch has given ports more breathing space. Terminal and capacity expansion plans still set to go ahead
DP World expands operation at Somaliland’s Berbera
DP World sees its Somaliland operation as a spur for economic development in the Horn of Africa. A new terminal will take advantage of the port’s economic zone
US retail sales growth still above pre-pandemic norms
Signals indicate that a looming credit crunch could slow further growth this year
Meratus to offer smart container tracking
Smart container devices have been available for some time. The momentum behind the technology is now picking up
Lithium-ion battery transport guidelines published
The use of lithium-ion batteries is growing fast. But so too are the associated fire risks