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.
The 13,926 teu OOCL France has become the largest capacity vessel to transit the expanded Panama Canal to date.
UAE-headquartered OSV owner Topaz Energy & Marine reported a $3.3m loss in the first quarter as constant challenges in the Middle East and Africa regions remain.
The acquisition of Navig8 Product Tankers will make Scorpio Tankers the world’s third largest tanker owner by fleet value.
Specialised shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine has inked an order to build two small LNG carriers for Stolt-Nielsen Gas, with options for three further newbuildings.
Norway is offering credit to international shipowners who buy retrofit systems such as ballast water management from Norwegian suppliers.
Scorpio Tankers is taking over Navig8 Product Tankers making it the largest owner of product tankers listed in the US.
CMA CGM aiming to reduce the number of late booking cancellations on the Europe to Indian sub-continent, Gulf and Red Sea trades with a cancellation fee.
Specialist shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine has bagged contracts to build an additional two trailing suction hopper dredgers for Jan De Nul Group.