Lee Hong Liang

Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent

Lee Hong Liang has joined Seatrade as its Asia Correspondent. Based in Singapore, he will provide a significant boost to daily coverage of the Asian shipping markets, as well as bring with him an indepth, specialist knowledge of the bunkering markets.

Throughout Hong Liang’s 14-year career as a maritime journalist, he has reported ‘live’ news from conferences, conducted one-on-one interviews with top officials, and the ability to write hard news and feature stories.

A latest Shipping Confidence Survey has shown a dip in confidence in the shipping industry over the past three months, and the survey respondents have forecast higher freight rates for the container and tanker shipping segments.

Israel’s Oil Refineries Ltd (ORL) has supplied its first cargo of IMO 2020 compliant bunker fuel with sulphur content capped at 0.5%, reports said.

Eleven major shipping banks representing a bank loan portfolio to global shipping of around $100bn have launched a new global framework to incentivise shipping’s move toward decarbonisation.

Titan LNG announced that its new LNG bunker barge has completed its first bunkering operation in Rotterdam port, and the Dutch firm is already working on getting in two more identical barges to operate in the ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) region.

A new independent study conducted by Netherlands-based CE Delft has found negligible environmental impact from accumulated scrubber wash water in ports, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has highlighted.

Singapore-listed First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has received a mandatory conditional cash offer of SGD0.0585 per unit for all its outstanding units from a group of investors led by Prime Marine’s Efstathios Topouzoglou.

Algoma Shipping, subsidiary of Algoma Central Corporation, sealed a deal to acquire the 40% interest held by Oldendorff Carriers in the CSL International Pool plus three Oldendorff-owned vessels operating in the pool.

Ammonia can be used as an alternative marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions from ships, according to a new research published by Netherlands-based ship design and engineering firm C-Job Naval Architects.

Greece’s Maran Gas Maritime has ordered a new LNG carrier at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), making this its fifth LNG carrier newbuild order at the shipyard.

CyberLogitec, provider of maritime and port logistics operations technologies, has launched a new terminal operating system for multi-purpose terminals.

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