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.


UAE shipyard operator Lamprell is bidding for $3.1bn in contracts but says the outlook for 2018 remains challenging.

Regional Container Lines (RCL) is launching a new service linking Belawan, Indonesia with Penang, Malaysia.

The finalists have been chosen for the Seatrade photography competition.

BHP Biliton and GoodFuels Marine have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI), with the support of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to collaborate on a marine biofuels pilot project in the city state's port.

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East kicks off on Monday with not just networking and business opportunities but also plenty to keep visitors both informed and entertained.

An upturn in the tanker market is not seen until the end of 2018 as oversupply and newbuilding orders dog the market.

AP Moller Holding is buying Maersk Tankers for $1.17bn taking it out from public-listed AP Moller – Maersk, which is restructuring to focus on the container transport and logistics sector.

Bunker hedging is presented as a form of risk management but is fair to say Singapore shipowner SS Teo would not agree in terms of its effectiveness.

The Japanese shipowners based in Shikoku Island are likely to be hit by the merger of the country’s three main container lines.

Pacific International Lines (PIL) boss SS Teo says that being “alliance neutral” gives it the advantage of flexibility as it remains one of the few major container lines that is truly independent.

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