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.

BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping have agreed to join hands to commercially operate four heavy transport vessels (HTVs) that can be offered to challenging heavy transport projects.

Singamas Container Holdings has entered into a framework agreement to dispose of five of its wholly-owned subsidiaries for up to RMB4bn ($595.9m) in cash, a significant sale that is set to slice the group’s annual twenty-foot equivalent container production capacity by at least half.

CEVA Logistics is expected to apply for a delisting from Switzerland’s stock exchange, following CMA CGM completing the acquisition of 89.47% shares in the Swiss freight forwarder.

AP Moller-Maersk has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to ship EGA’s aluminium globally.

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai, China to seek new solutions to enhance its audit, inspection and survey services.

Stena Bulk has invested $55m to retrofit scrubbers to 16 oil tankers, with the installation work planned for completion before January 2020 to comply with the IMO fuel sulphur cap regulation.

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with China’s ICBC Financial Leasing for four 37,000-dwt product tankers.

Oil major ExxonMobil has announced that it will make IMO 2020 compliant low sulphur fuels available by the third quarter of 2019.

Wilhelmsen, in partnership with Airbus has marked the first shore-to-ship trial deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions in Singapore, delivery a variety of small, time-critical items to vessels at anchorage.

Norden is opening a new office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as part of the company’s investment in the West African region and continued global expansion.

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