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.
Shipowner Vroon is selling its offshore wind installation provider MPI Offshore to Van Oord, and one of the company’s vessels to Jan de Nul Group.
Dorian LPG founding shareholder Seacor has backed a takeover offer by BW LPG.
Continuing its hard line on errant bunker suppliers the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has cancelled the bunker craft operator licence of Pegasus Maritime.
Maersk Line is diverting one of its transatlantic services with MSC and its COEX service to the Port of Liverpool for 12 weeks from Felixstowe which has been hit by delays over the last month since installing a new IT system.
The saga of the Philippines crewing industry and the European Maritime Safety Audit (EMSA) as to whether the country's maritime training is compliant with the Standards of Training, Certification, Training and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention has now dragged on for an unbelievable 12 years.
The Australian authorities have banned a Shandong Shipping bulker from the countries waters for 12 months for delibrately underpaying the crew.
An ISO standard is to be developed for methanol as a marine fuel as owners look to a variety of alrenatives to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 0.5% sulphur cap.
The Baltic Exchange has started a public trial of its LNG shipping index.
Hapag-Lloyd's second largest shareholder Klaus-Michael Kühne has publicly rejected the idea of merger with CMA CGM saying if anything it would rather takeover the French line.