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.
The discharge of undamaged containers from the fire hit Yantian Express has started in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is expected to take at least 12 days.
Following the Marine Environment Protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting last week the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published guideline adopted for the 2020 sulphur cap online.
Nearly half of Bangkok Port is make way for retail megamall and other commercial developments as the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) looks to regenerate the area.
Weak container volumes in the first quarter have seen analyst Alphaliner cut its global container throughput growth forecast for 2019 to 2.5% from 3.6%.
The Yantian Express is expected to to start discharging undamaged containers in the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia over four and half months after it was hit with cargo fire in the Atlantic while sailing to the Canadian port.
Following the 12 May sabotage attacks on four tankers off Fujairah the LMA Joint War Commission (JWC) has added the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to its listed areas for Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils.