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Linton Nightingale

Editor, The Intelligence


Linton is deputy editor for Lloyd’s List sister publication Containerisation International, covering the global container market but with a particular focus on Europe.

A key member of the containers’ team he writes regular market reports, features and commentaries, whilst keeping our readers up to speed with the latest breaking news from within the box industry on a daily basis.

As CI’s deputy editor he plays a supporting role throughout the planning and production process of the monthly print edition. His duties range from sourcing and writing copy through to subediting and proofing, in keeping with the high standards of journalism that have long bestowed this well-established brand.

He also took on the role as editor of the latest Top 100 Container Ports supplement, overseeing and managing all stages of the annual project.

Prior to his positon at Informa Linton was editor of a respected maritime trade journal at a UK publication house having taken up roles within the same company as online editor and deputy editor.

A graduate from the University of Central Lancashire, Linton is an avid cyclist completing two long distance tours including one in aid of charity raising more than £10,000 riding from his home county of Essex to Asia.

Linton is also a diehard Spurs fan and proud father to his daughter Luna.

Latest From Linton Nightingale

Transpacific rates flatline in GRI absence

With carriers taking on board the advice of the China’s transport ministry to scale back on aggressive pricing and pull the GRI plug, transpacific rates on the SCFI showed only marginal gains this week

Containers Market Insight

Hutchison Ports names ex-UK transport secretary Grayling as adviser

Grayling will earn £100,000 as a strategic adviser to Hutchison Ports Europe, which operates the UK’s largest container port Felixstowe. The role was approved by the UK’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, who deemed that despite the commercial risks, the move will not grant the port operator a competitive advantage if certain conditions are met

Political and Trade Ports and Logistics

Reefer resilience safeguards sector during downturn

The seaborne perishables market is well placed to weather the coronavirus storm due to a broader resilience in the global food supply chain, say London-based analysts Drewry. Growth in global reefer trade is expected to outpace the dry cargo market in the fallout from the pandemic, with a CAGR of 3.7% through to 2024

International Containers

MSC boxship hits gantry crane in Valencia

The vessel MSC Mia was in collision with a gantry crane at the MSC Terminal Valencia, Spain, injuring its operator. The vessel was held at anchorage while the initial part an investigation was undertaken, but has since departed. A second vessel, MSC Ajaccio, is currently undergoing checks related to the incident

Containers Spain

Carriers reap rewards of lucrative transpacific rates

Transpacific spot rates on the SCFI maintained their upward trajectory this week to record fresh historical highs. Analysts Alphaliner say earnings per 40 ft box are currently three times higher than the Asia-Europe route, but just how long the rate spike will last hinges on carriers’ ability to absorb the traditional demand downturn during and after China’s Golden Week

Asia Pacific North America

Container volumes edge up to recover lost ground

The latest data shows global containerised freight levels in July were only marginally below comparative figures last year, while volumes on the transpacific and Far East-Europe trades came in above their 2019 level

International Europe
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