Special Reports Editor
Linton is 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.
Latest From Linton Nightingale
Market fundamentals continue to drive freight rates to unprecedented levels, with a return to so-called ‘trade normalisation’ taking longer than anticipated. Analysts do not expect rate relief to come any sooner than the third quarter in light of sustained supply-demand tightness
Antwerp-based reefer specialist forms joint venture with logistics group Jamaica Producers in the takeover of conventional reefer operator Geest Line, which has served the Caribbean and Latin America markets for over 65 years
The week in charts: Tanker scrapping flatters to deceive | Box data highlights pandemic pain | Suez stoppage shoots up freight rates
Tanker demolition numbers through the first quarter did little to raise hopes of reducing oversupply weighing on rates, while the latest official container volume data lays bare the initial impact of coronavirus on the industry
Latest container volume figures show a 16% jump in February, when factories across China remained closed to contain the spread of coronavirus. The volumes were far from typical in a traditionally slow month, as Asian factories remained open and carriers blanked fewer sailings to cope with strong demand
Shipping breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this week as Ever Given was finally freed from the banks of the Suez Canal, while Lloyd’s List’s latest special report on the industry’s decarbonisation efforts included a timely timeline keeping reader abreast of the key dates on the agenda in navigating towards a carbon-free future
Shipping hit the headlines globally this week after a grounded Evergreen containership ground Suez Canal trade to a halt, as the line in the spotlight also revealed an extension to an already outsize newbuilding programme