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.
One third of vessels that called at the Port of Gothenburg last year received an environmental discount.
International Container Terminal Services Inc's (ICTSI) unit Operadura Portuaria Centroamericana has inked a deal to expand Puerto Cortes in Honduras.
Containership scrapping could hit a record 750,000 teu of capacity in 2017 according to analyst Alphaliner.
Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL), parent of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) would make the perfect bride for another M&A deal in boxshipping according to Drewry but a hefty premium could put off buyers.
The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) says that the first list of approved ship recycled by the EU shows the need for yards outside the region as it fails to meet demand.
ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has very serious concern over kidnap for ransom attacks in the Southern Philippines, despite a 58% drop in piracy and armed robbery attacks in Asia as a whole in 2016.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd (GBSL) enjoyed a busy year in 2016 with 49 commercial vessels in its docks for repairs and other works.