Linton is Lloyd's List's deputy editor. He is also editor of Lloyd’s List’s monthly special reports and annual publications, including our end of year ranking of the 100 most influential people in shipping.
An award-winning journalist, he specialises in the global container market with a particular focus on Europe, writing regular market reports, features and commentaries, whilst keeping our readers up to speed with the latest breaking news from the box industry.
Prior to his position at Informa, Linton was editor of a respected maritime trade journal at a UK publication house.
Linton is also a diehard Tottenham Hotspur fan and proud father to his daughter Luna.
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Scrapping rates continue to rise on the Indian subcontinent, with boxships leading the way topping $600 per ldt. Meanwhile, more than 500 bulkers were anchored outside key Chinese grain, coal and other bulk commodities terminals, driving up rates in the sub-capesize segment
High steel plate prices on the Indian subcontinent have driven ship recycling rates to their highest level in more than a decade, with boxships gaining premiums nearly double in value than at this time last year. Dry Bulk FFA volumes have also hit their own respective highs, while the latest box volume data shows that the strong demand sentiment was continued through May
Strong demand sentiment was sustained through May with Far East exports continuing to drive numbers. Year-to-date traffic is up nearly 14% on 2020, and perhaps more significantly up nearly 6% on 2019, pre-pandemic.
The week in charts: Yantian Port congestion | Easing global box demand | Crew abandonment case failures
Vessel queues into Yantian may have reduced over the past week at the port’s main anchorage but are still significant, while ships looking to avoid the disruption continue to build up at neighbouring facilities. Elsewhere, new figures show that global box demand eased through April, yet shippers are warned to expect equipment shortages and delays to prolong through to 2022
The week in charts: Shell’s carbon conundrum | VLCC newbuild spree | Demand frenzy drives box rates to further highs
Landmark court ruling sees Anglo-Dutch energy Shell major faced with prospect of cutting carbon emissions by some 45% by 2030, as a surge in VLCC orders puts newbuilding tanker activity nearly 50% above this time last year
The week in charts: Sustainability scorecard | Compliance risk conundrum | Mixed signals for product rate recovery | Container freight rate march
Lloyd’s List’s analysis of shipping’s sustainability and ESG reports shows decarbonisation but an alarming lack of clarity from owners on meeting future emission targets; how the lifting of Iranian sanctions will do little to lift the burden of compliance risk; uncertainty surrounding a potential recovery in product tanker rates