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.


Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 13,420 new reefer containers for delivery in time for the harvest season in the southern hemisphere.

Singapore has started development of the second phase of its new mega-container port in Tuas.

MAN Energy Solutions has inked a global service deal with Wallem Group for vessels it manages.

ZIM is expanding its cooperation with the 2M alliance as HMM moves away from Maersk and MSC to join THE Alliance.

China has raised the threat warning for Chinese-flagged vessels transiting the Malacca Straits to the highest possible level.

The adoption of technology in shipping should be seen as enabler for the shipping industry allowing skilled maritime professionals to improve safety and efficiency.

NICO International is strengthening its capabilities in electrical motors, alternators & power plant capabilities in the field of marine & industrial applications through a new partnership with Nidec (Moteurs Leroy Somer).

Container lines are starting to roll out war risk surcharges for Middle East Gulf ports following the recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are joining the TradeLens meaning the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform can count five of the top six container lines as members.

A K Line vessel serving its long term contract with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) recently became the first fully laden capesize bulker to call a GCC port.

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