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James Baker

Container Shipping Editor

London

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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MSC’s Toft says 2M alliance is safe for now

The 2M alliance between Maersk and MSC still has two years to run. Even with a larger fleet, it still serves a purpose for MSC

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Ports warn of risks from Europe’s emission scheme

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Box lines face hard landing as rates continue slide

Slack demand and easing congestion have pricked the bubble of container spot rates. With costs rising and new capacity coming into the market, lines will struggle to find a floor

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