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.
Japanese shipowner K Line is set to use a variety of methods including low sulphur fuel and scrubbers to comply with the IMO's 0.5% global sulphur cap in 2020.
Bernhard Schulte is eyeing acquisitions in the maritime services sector in Singapore, as well as major growth of its ship management fleet in the Lion City.
Commodities trading house Trafigura has named the first two of some 35 newbuildings being built at yards in South Korea and China.
Are the maritime industries about to be revolutionised by smart shipping or is the sector not yet ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It is a highly emotive subject and the Parliamentary Debate at Seatrade Maritime Middle East will see six leading industry executives, all with strong opinions debate the motion: “This House believes the shipping industry is not yet ready to embrace smart shipping”.
British freight forwarders and logistics companies are up in arms over container line sulphur surcharges ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap describing them as “blatant profiteering”.
AP Moller – Maersk is splitting Damco in two integrating its supply chain business into Maersk Line with its freight forwarding business remaining under the Damco brand.
AP Moller - Maersk regional container lines brands MCC Transport and Seago Line will be disappearing from the start of October as part of a reorganisation of its business announced on Wednesday.
Major container lines Ocean Network Express (ONE), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and APL all say that the costs of complying with the 2020 low sulphur cap will have to be passed onto customers.
With the challenges of running a global shipping business the last thing you might expect is BW Group chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao would want do things the hard way in his spare time. But asked by Nigel Anton, Standard Chartered's managing director and head shipping finance, at Marine Money Asia to reveal something about himself the audience would not know Sohmen-Pao said that he roasts his own coffee.