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.


In a potentially catastrophic spanner in the works for the Japanese container line merger plans unde Ocean Network Express (ONE) have been rejected by the Competition Commission of South Africa.

AET is to order a pair of DP2 shuttle tankers for long term charter to Statoil as the two companies extend their partnership.

There is to be change at the helm of Maersk Line's intra-Asia and feeder arm MCC Transport.

Evergreen is the latest container line to team up with Alibaba Group for the online booking of containers on selected services from China.

Online booking platform iContainers warns that new “no show” charges by box lines are a “potential nightmare” for freight forwarders.

Qatar Petroleum has launched bunkering operations for vessels calling Qatari ports following sanctions against the country by neighbouring nations.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has clinched engine orders for two LNG carriers newbuilds from Knutsen OAS Shipping.

Petredec has ordered up to four VLGCs from Jiangnan Shipyard in China.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is backing a proposal to the IMO to delay the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention for existing ships.

Drawing a line under Frontline’s attempts to take over rival DHT Holdings a Marshall Islands court has dismissed a lawsuit against DHT and BW Group.

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