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.
MAN PrimeServ is have a service workshop in Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard.
Continuing to develop its LNG as a marine fuel business GTT and its partner Technolog have received General Approval and Ship Application (GASA) from DNV GL to retrofit of very large container vessels (VLCs) with exoskeleton membrane LNG tanks.
LOC Group has increased its presence in North Africa and the Middle East with a new office in Cairo.
LNG containment system specialist GTT is acquiring a 75% stake in Singapore “smart shipping” company Ascenz as it strengthens its service offerings with the rise of LNG bunkering.
The shift to automation and autonomy in shipping will require a new talent profile for the industry says Kirsi Tikka, evp of global marine for ABS.
Shell Marine has inked a contract to provide lubricants for seven out of 10 Cosco Shipping’s 20,000 teu containership newbuildings.
In the last development in using LNG as a marine fuel Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Namura Shipbuilding, Tohoku Electric Power have received Approval in Principal (AiP) for a LNG powered coal carrier.
Euronav has sold a 13-year old VLCC for $45m for conversion to an FPSO.