Lloyd’s List pair to strengthen container sector coverage
December 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Roger Hailey becomes new editor of Containerisation International as Janet Porter leads container coverage.
Roger Hailey becomes new editor of Containerisation International as Janet Porter leads container coverage
ROGER Hailey, the ports and logistics editor of Lloyd’s List, has been appointed as as Containerisation International’s new editor and will take on the role from February 4 with a brief to develop the 45-year-old brand in 2013.
Janet Porter, formerly chief correspondent of Lloyd’s List, has become editor-in-chief — containers with immediate effect and will oversee the quality and focus of Containerisation International and the new Lloyd’s List Intelligence Containers Channel, while maintaining her record of scoops and insights for Lloyd’s List. All three services are owned by Informa Business Information.
Hailey is a former editor of International Freighting Weekly, or IFW, and in his career at Lloyd’s List he has been news editor, ports and logistics editor and Brussels correspondent.
Porter, who this week won the news journalist of the year award at the Seahorse Awards in London, joined Lloyd’s List in 1997 as chief correspondent. She had previously worked for the Journal of Commerce.
“Porter and Hailey will lead a 2013 drive to ensure that Containerisation International’s content remains must-have by being timely, relevant, exclusive and insightful,” said Lloyd’s List Group head of content Adam Smallman. “They will use all the resources of Lloyd’s List Group — its data, analysis, journalism and digital platforms — to expand Containerisation International’s global footprint.
“Containerisation International has enjoyed a highly successful year, with a relaunch and astonishingly strong support in very tough times from advertisers and sponsors who wish to reach this amazing industry’s decision makers.”
He added that further journalism and analytical staff to support Lloyd’s List Group’s container coverage would be announced in the new year.
Meanwhile, Sarah Bennett has joined the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Containers Channel as an analyst after graduating from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies with a master’s degree in the economics of the Asia-Pacific region.
John Fossey, until recently editorial director of Containerisation International, will remain associated with the brand by providing his insights and opinion on world containerised trade on a contributory basis. Other new writers for Containerisation International include Craig Jallal, former shipping market analyst for banks BNP Paribas and Fortis, who has previously been a ship finance consultant for Clarksons and a former editor of Lloyd’s Shipping Economist.
The Containerisation International Global Liner Shipping Conference, which attracts the leaders of the liners industry, takes place in London on April 18-19, 2013. http://www.globallinershipping.com/