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.


If you were to choose a core business based on performance over the last decade container shipping would be unlikely to top the list.

King Abdullah Port (KAP) in Saudi Arabia saw a 14% jump in container volumes in the first half of 2017.

Pasha Hawaii has ordered a pair of 2,525 teu LNG powered containerships at Keppel AmFELS for more than $400m.

The first in Sovcomflot's (SCF) series of icebreaking LNG carriers for the Yamal project has transited the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in just 6.5 days.

Container lines CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd have joined the funding for digital platform New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX).

An AIS track of the tanker involved in the collision with the US warship USS John S. McCain shows it taking the expected course to enter the Singapore Strait.

CMA CGM has signed Letters of Intent (LoI) with two Chinese shipyards to build the world’s largest containerships yet at 22,000 teu in capacity.

Financially-troubled Malaysian offshore vessel builder and owner Nam Cheong has is set to fail to redeem and pay coupons on two bond issues in the coming days.

Milaha is continuing to grow its regional services following the imposition of sanctions against Qatar by some of its neighbours.

The search area for 10 US Navy sailors missing from the collision between a warship and a tanker in the Singapore Strait has been extended 2,260 sq km.

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