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.

 

Three tugs are now attending to the stricken Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a cargo fire on 3 January in the Atlantic.

The switch by Maersk Line and MSC of a transatlantic service from Liverpool from Felixstowe last July after the latter port suffered severe delays due to problems with a new terminal operating system has become permanent.

Following the heavy defeat in the British parliament for the Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit deal the British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the government to do “whatever is necessary to avoid a disorderly withdrawal from the EU”.

The port of Singapore saw an 8.7% growth in container volumes to hit 36.6m teu last year, confirming the city state's position as the world's second largest boxport.

Singapore-listed First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) is suing Torm for redelivering two bareboat chartered vessels in “untradeable” condition.

The pipelayer Star Centurion, part of the fleet of Vallianz Offshore, has sunk following a collision with a Pertamina tanker off Indonesia.

A capesize bulker has been successfully refloated after grounding in near Virginia Beach on Thursday.

Hapag-Lloyd says that the container fire on the vessel Yantian Express that started on 3 January has been brought under control.

The cooperation between ZIM and the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC is being expanded to the Asia – Med and Asia – Pacific Northwest trades covering four services.

So far 21 of the 270 containers that fell from the vessel MSC Zoe into the North Sea last week have washed up.

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