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.


A fire below deck on the containership Maersk Kensington headed towards Suez from Oman has been contained, less than two weeks after the fatal fire onboard the Maersk Honam in the Arabian sea.

With the new Saudi mega-shipyard International Maritime Industries (IMI) set for a 20 drilling rig newbuild order from ARO Drilling significant components for the first two rigs are expected to sub-contracted to Lamprell, one of the joint venture partners.

One of the world’s largest offshore vessel owner and operators Bourbon Corp saw its stacked fleet jump to a massive 178 vessels in 2017.

You still have one week left to enter the maritime industry’s most prestigious awards – the Seatrade Awards being held on 29 June at The Landmark London.

Seaspan Corp is eyeing a role as a consolidator as it buys out Greater China Intermodal Investments (GCI) from the Carlyle Group for $380m.

The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) has warned over planned US steel and aluminium tariffs saying a full scale trade war will benefit nobody.

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) is planning to expand its LNG carrier fleet up to a possible six vessels from two at present.

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has been engaging with other legal groups in the UAE as it continues on its mission to spread the word about the benefits of arbitration in the shipping sector.

New Saudi mega-shipyard International Maritime Industries (IMI) and Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling Co (ARO Drilling) have selected a new design for their newbuilding programme.

Four seafarers are now confirmed to have died in the fire onboard the Maersk Honam as the remains of three of four crew missing are found onboard the vessel.

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