Marcus Hand

Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review.
Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and roundtables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.


One of the best-known figures in Southeast Asian offshore marine sector Venkatraman Sheshashayee (Shesh), is standing down as ceo of Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO).

Zim has added a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to its Asia – US East Coast service.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not all good news for the tanker market with brokers Poten in particular highlighting a Myanmar to China pipeline.

Regional Container Lines (RCL), Gold Star Line, KMTC, TS Line and SM Line, are launching a new service connecting China, Pakistan and the Middle East.

DP World is to build a new 400 m berth at the port of Caucedo in the Dominican Republic.

Nearly all of the Port of Durban had reopened to marine operations by 4pm on Thursday, however, some issues remained with terminal handling equipment damaged in Tuesday’s storms.

Finland is looking to a future of electronic and autonomous pilots as Finnpilot Pilotage joins the One Sea autonomous maritime ecosystem.

The Port of Durban is expected to re-open at midday on Thursday after surveys to assess damage from Tuesday's storms that left three vessels grounded and sank a floating dock.

US Navy says the collision between the warship USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic C that left 10 dead and five injured was “preventable”, and has relieved the ship's two most senior officers from duty.

Analysts SeaIntel are forecasting “massive” overcapacity on the container trades in the fourth quarter.

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