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.

Maersk has announced the acquisition of a customs brokerage and logistics US firm Vandegrift Inc. to strengthen and broaden the group’s service offering to customers.

Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) has signed an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science to supply a convenient handheld device that can test the sulphur content of fuels onboard.

Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH) Trust has recorded a marginal dip in total throughput for 2018 over 2017, though volumes for Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) posted growth on the back of higher US and transhipment cargoes.

Labour unions are planning to stage a strike to potentially block the process of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) acquiring and merging with its smaller rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), reports said.

Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) and North Adriatic Sea Port Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen relations and cargo flows between the two ports.

The world’s largest LNG bunker tanker at 7,500 cu m was officially commissioned in Germany’s Hamburg port last Friday, christened by godmother Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, federal chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Wärtsilä is set to deliver the world’s first hybrid retrofit installation for a short-sea vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, following an agreement inked in December 2018.

A collision on Saturday between a Greek-registered bulk carrier and a Malaysian government vessel in disputed territorial waters has reignited politcal tensions between Singapore and Malaysia over an ongoing sovereignty claim of sea borders.

Amid an increasing introduction of alternative energy sources to power ships on the back of environmental regulations, MAN Energy Solutions is seeing potential in the use of synthetic bunker fuels, which can be achieved with the use of its Power-to-X technology.

Greek dry bulk operator Castor Maritime announced that it has gained approval for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

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