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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

FMC considers emergency measures for supply chains

The Federal Maritime Commission has gained new teeth under the latest regulations. Now it is proving it is prepared to use its advanced powers

North America United States

Container freight rate decline accelerates

Freight rates are down by a third since their peak and in many cases below contract rates. But the large contract market rates set at the peak will remain in place

International Containers

European Commission calls for evidence on consortia block exemption

Shippers, forwarders and others in the supply chain have been vocal over the role of the consortia block exemption on capacity and pricing. While it won’t expire until 2024, the commission is beginning to seek input ahead of deciding on its future

EU Containers

Port congestion hits transatlantic trade

Carrier schedules are falling into disarray as congestion mounts on both ends of the transatlantic trade. This is helping reduce capacity from the market

Europe United States

Hapag-Lloyd sees market easing after record first half

Hapag-Lloyd expects conditions that have wreaked havoc on the container shipping sector to ease in the forthcoming quarters as demand slows. Supply growth will soon outpace demand growth

Europe Germany

Peel Ports volumes rise as congestion grows at rival ports

Over-reliance on key ports like Dover has led to severe delays. Shippers are now looking to alternatives beyond the chokepoints

Europe United Kingdom
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