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.


The Hanjin Rome remains under arrest in Singapore as the original arrest took place before Hanjin Shipping filed for a stay of proceedings in the local courts.

Rickmers Holding is distancing itself from troubled Singapore shipping trust Rickmers Maritime ahead of key unit and bondholder meetings, which are set to decide its fate.

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is considering bidding for bankrupt Hanjin Shipping’s Asia – US business.

Sevan Drilling has agreed a third six-month option with Cosco (Qidong) Offshore to delay delivery of the newbuild drilling rig Sevan Developer.

In a not unexpected move John Fredriksen’s Frontline has cancelled four VLCC newbuildings ordered at bankrupt STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

Unlike some of the recent acrimonious attempts at bond restructuring by Singapore-listed offshore and shipping companies Marco Polo’s bondholders have approved its plans.

Offshore shipbuilder Vard Holdings is continuing its moves into the aquaculture business acquiring equipment supplier Storvik Aqua.

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has clarified that’s it’s joint Maple/TP1 service with Maersk Line added after the collapse of Hanjin shipping will continue at the end of the month.

GC Rieber Shipping and Rasmussengruppen are setting up a new joint venture geophysical marine company, taking over the former’s fleet of four seismic vessels.

Singapore-listed ASL Marine has asked to delay announcing its first quarter results and agm as it seeks to finalise new funding arrangements.

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