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
Containerships are being held up by port congestion in Asia, Europe and the US. With schedules viewed now more in hope than expectation, time is running out for holiday season deliveries
Hapag-Lloyd had shown little interest for investing in container terminals in the past. Its stake in Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven will give it access to a deepwater port for its new larger vessels
Demand for mid-sized containerships is increasing. The latest order, thought to be on behalf of ONE, will use traditional propulsion
Freight markets are showing signs of hitting a limit in terms of increases. Moves by carriers to cap further rates, and the closure of the window for holiday delivery, may mean they have peaked for now
As a percentage of the existing fleet, the orderbook looks relatively restrained. But the contracted order this year has already broken previous records for newbuilding orders
Samskip has been expanding in the Baltic through buying smaller companies. The latest will see it offering closer ties to Russia