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About Janet


+33 years experience

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Janet Porter is responsible for the container shipping content of Lloyd’s List and Containerisation International, including daily online container shipping news and analysis, and a monthly magazine.

Janet has been in charge of Containerisation International since 2013. She has extensive knowledge of the maritime industry and was named 2016 news journalist of the year by the Seahorse Club, which also presented her with a Lifetime Achievement award. 


She has often been the first to report on the industry’s biggest events, including breaking the story that AP Moller-Maersk was poised to take over P&O Nedlloyd. 


Before joining Lloyd’s List in 1997, Janet was London correspondent and bureau chief for The Journal of Commerce, then a daily New York business paper that became part of the Economist Group.

Analyst articles

Articles by Janet

  • Lloyd's List

    Lloyd's List Top 100 Ports

    By Janet Porter 01 Sep 2016

    The 2016 edition of the Lloyd’s List and Containerisation International Top 100 Container Ports supplement, ranking the world’s largest box facilities on annual throughput terms, shows that their volumes braked sharply last year, rising just 1% on 2014. Find out more in the full report.

    Topic Maritime