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.

Tanker owner Euronav has approached Ecochlor to retrofit seven suezmaxes and VLCCs with ballast water management systems (BWMS), with an option for 30 more Ecochlor systems between 2020-2024.

APM Terminals Maasvlakte II is planning to scale up its five-times per week rail service between Rotterdam terminal and Venlo to 14 times a week over the coming weeks.

France’s offshore services company Bourbon has asked for a suspension of its listing as the company seeks to address an approximate $800m in debt currently sought after by its creditors.

The global availability of safe compliant bunker fuels remains a key question largely unanswered with less than six months away from the IMO 2020 regulation, Intercargo said as it raises safety concerns.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will introduce a new Middle East/Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service (IP3) as an extension of its North Europe service network to the East Indian Subcontinent.

The first LNG freight swap has been settled against the Baltic Exchange LNG spot assessments, as increasing market liquidity saw major LNG traders test the LNG freight derivatives trade.

Taiwan’s state-owned shipbuilder CSBC Corp is making further headway into the wind power business as it has successfully completed construction on the nation’s first offshore wind barge.

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has diversified into terminal ownership after it acquired a 55% equity interest in Odfjell Terminals (Jiangyin) Company for approximately $46.23m.

Keppel FELS and Keppel Shipyard have clinched contracts worth approximately SGD130m ($95.7m) for a newbuild LNG-ready dredger and the modification of a FPSO vessel.

Cyclone victims in Africa can look forward to receiving recycled clothing thanks to a joint effort by Japan’s ONE and Uniqlo.

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