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.

 

The UK government is seeking to put together a European-led mission to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure by Iran of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero.

As tensions continue to ratchet up in the Straits of Hormuz Iran has released video of the Iranian flag flying from the seized British-flagged tanker Stena Impero.

The Korean bulk carrier CK Bluebell was hit by pirates about 100 miles from the entrance to the Singapore Strait early on Monday morning.

The seizure of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero by Iranian forces comes as another blow for the UK Ship Register (UKSR) which is already reeling from the impact of the uncertainty of Brexit.

Stena Bulk has put in a formal request to visit the crew of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero held off Iran since it was seized on Friday, as the owners and managers continue to focus on the safe return of the crew.

There has been condemnation and concern after a British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was seized by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz.

Magdy Sharkawy has been named as acting chief executive of shipyard ASRY as current head Andy Shaw moves into an advisory role.

As the offshore wind industry starts to expand on the US East Coast Norway’s Equinor has won a $3bn project in New York State.

Keppel Offshore & Marine has booked in close to SGD1.9bn ($1.4bn) in new orders so far this year boosted by the LNG and renewables sector.

Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, Cosco Shipping and Yang Ming Line are launching a new service covering South East India, the Mediterranean, and North Europe.

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