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.


Singapore-listed Samudera Shipping Line is warning of a full year loss.

V.Group, owner of the world’s largest ship manager V.Ships, has been sold to Advent International.

DP World and a Canadian pension fund are teaming up on a $3.7bn investment platform for the sector.

Plans for a $4.3bn mega-shipyard in Saudi Arabia by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Saudi Aramco, Bahri and Lamprell have moved a step closer to construction with an inauguration ceremony.

Optimarin has become the first Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) manufacturer to get type approval from the US Coast Guard.

Dubai-headquartered shipowner Gulf Navigation Holdings (GulfNav) is expanding in the shipyard business with a tie-up with two yards from the China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) Group.

Perdana Petroleum announced that it has cancelled the contract for the second of the two accommodation work barges it ordered from Nam Cheong for $84m in 2014.

Dryships founder, chairman and ceo George Economou has taken over more than 90% of the company’s debt.

In latest consolidation in container shipping Maersk Line is to acquire the world’s seventh largest container line Hamburg Süd.

Cash-strapped containers line pushing for lower terminal handling charges are putting future port investment at risk warns Drewry.

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