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
Maersk wants to be net-zero by 2040. To do so it will need to ensure that the supply of green methanol is sufficient to fuel its newbuildings
Quay crane incidents make up a fifth of terminals’ insurance claims. But most of the risk could be mitigated through better procedures and technology
National leaders at a summit in Tokyo have turned their attention to maritime security. New initiative will seek to track ‘dark shipping’ and sanctions-busting ship-to-ship transfers
Prices for new and used containers are easing. Although still above historical records, depot congestion and falling demand are likely to push prices lower
Exports account for little of the full rate for a roundtrip voyage. Carriers will logically favour more profitable head haul customers, but risk regulatory intervention for doing so
FMC preparing to report its findings on how data is shared through intermodal networks. Commissioner Carl Bentzel is seeking to harmonise and open up information channels