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.


Global container volumes bounced back to grow 4% in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to analyst Alphaliner.

The Marshall Islands has overtaken Liberia to become the world’s second largest ship registry boosted by Greek and Chinese owners.

First Ship Lease Trust’s (FSL Trust) auditors Moore Stephens have flagged going concern issues in relation to its 2016 financial statements.

Beleaguered Singapore shipping trust Rickmers Maritime has until 15 April to present a revised restructuring plan to its main financier HSH Nordbank.

New kid on the block in the rig space Borr Drilling is buying Transocean’s entire fleet of 15 jack-up rigs including, five newbuildings under construction at Keppel FELs, for $1.35bn.

There is a change at the helm of Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) as Keppel FELs md Chris Ong is brought as acting ceo to replace Chow Yew Yuen, who is retiring from the group at the end of the month.

Embattled Ezra Holdings woes continue to mount with another claim related to EMAS Chiyoda Subsea (ECS) for $4.45m and liability for two bareboat charters by EMAS Offshore Ltd (EOL) that have been cancelled.

The Port of Durban highlighted the role of pilot Rainer Rauntenberg in successfully bringing a car carrier into port last Sunday.

The floating production sector has “turned the corner” according to analyst Energy Maritime Associates.

Somali Pirates have released the hijacked bunker tanker Aris 13 four days after the ship was taken.

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