Lee Hong Liang

Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent


Lee Hong Liang has joined Seatrade as its Asia Correspondent. Based in Singapore, he will provide a significant boost to daily coverage of the Asian shipping markets, as well as bring with him an indepth, specialist knowledge of the bunkering markets.

Throughout Hong Liang’s 14-year career as a maritime journalist, he has reported ‘live’ news from conferences, conducted one-on-one interviews with top officials, and the ability to write hard news and feature stories.

Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) announced that it has inked a share swap agreement with associated firm Ecospec Global Technology and Neonlite Investments in a move to boost the group’s intellectual property assets.

PSA International (PSA) has handled increased container volumes globally for 2018 over the previous year on the back of a slow but steady pace of container trade growth.

Incidents of piracy and armed robbery in Asia have declined in 2018 over the previous year, marking the lowest number of incidents since 2007 based on records kept by ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC).

Container carrier Zim has announced the next phase of its blockchain initiative by extending the technology to all of its customers in selected trades, following the completion of dozens of shipments with multiple freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owner (BCO).

The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) has affirmed its efforts on talent development and enhancing collaboration with start-ups and adjacent industries, according to chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao.

The recent insolvency of the Philippine yard of South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) has stirred interests of investment from Chinese companies, reports said.

The Competition Commission of Hong Kong announced that it has started investigation into the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance on its potential breach of competition rules.

Global fuel testing firm Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has introduced a new service in light of last year’s increased fuel quality cases as the industry approaches the IMO 2020 global fuel sulphur regulation.

Four Taiwanese maritime companies have formed an alliance to provide services to the country’s emerging offshore wind energy sector.

Polaris Shipping will install open-loop scrubbers on seven of its ships, using Langh Tech systems and retrofitting at South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

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