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.


Chinese companies have signed agreements to invest $1bn in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ), Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Singapore shipyard owner Keppel Corp says it seeing pockets of opportunity in offshore butsustained recover will take time.

As many as 44% of shipowners are considering liquefied natural gas (LNG) for propulsion on their newbuildings according to SMM Maritime Industry Report.

Satellite communication antenna provider Intellian has opened up an office in Shanghai to be close to one of the world's largest shipbuilding markets.

With installing a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) shifting from being an option to a requirement, Andrew Marshall, ceo of Coldharbour Marine, stresses that owners need to be mindful to choose the right system for the type of ship.

There was a butane gas leak after a very large gas carrier (VLGC) and an aframax tanker collided in Singapore waters early on Tuesday morning.

The shipping industry has lauded an initial strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, but others were less impressed.

Satellite communications equipment provider Cobham is growing its presence in the Japanese market and has installed its first Sailor 600 VSAT Ku antennas on two Japan Meteorological Agency vessels.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) looks set to agree Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission cuts of at least 50% by 2050 as a week of difficult negotiations at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) draw to a close.

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service are targeting the decommissioning market with a new joint venture.

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