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.


As it continues the expansion of its boxshipping services Milaha has acquired its largest container vessel to date.

A coalition of shipping industry and environmental organisations have called for ban of the carriage of fuel of higher than 0.5% sulphur content once the cap comes into force at the start of 2020.

NICO International has inked a new alliance to cover the Turkish market.

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is exploring collaboration with terminal operator DP World, as seeks to engage major players in the regional maritime business.

Keppel Corp has confirmed that its offshore and marine unit is in talks to sell six jack-up rigs to the rapidly growing Borr Drilling.

Golar LNG Partners has bagged a 15-year FSRU charter contract with an undisclosed energy and logistics company for operation in the Atlantic Basin.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is continuing to roll out rebates on tolls this time for crude tankers between the US Gulf, the Caribbean, and Latin America and Asian ports.

PSA Marine's Oman joint venture has achieved all local marine crew.

Japanese container line joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) has received all the approvals it requires globally.

Bimco has launched its new electronic editing solution for contracts - SmartCon – at an event in Singapore.

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