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.
The opening conference at Nor-Shipping sought to try and illuminate the disruption that shipping faces with opinions from both industry and non-industry voices. For the generally very practically minded shipping executive the presentations took us on a voyage to platform pirates and unicorns.
WinGD has launched three new low-speed, two-stroke engines that are capable of operating on LNG.
As the Norwegian government moves to be one of the leading actors in the push to green shipping Prime Minister Erna Solberg says their experience is these investments pay off.
Classification society DNV GL has called for much faster release of casualty investigation reports as it places a renewed emphasis on maritime safety.
With IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets requiring as yet unknown innovations to meet them DNV GL chief Remi Eriksen says owners should have optionality designed into new vessels for future changes in fuel.
The premise of DNV GL panel on IMO 2020 at Nor-Shipping 2019 seemed to be that with less than seven months to go certainly at least the top players should be ready, but discussions revealed a lot of issues remain even for those preparing well in advance.
Classification Society DNV GL has appointed the digital director of its maritime business Kenneth Vareide as chief for its Digital Solutions business as a whole.
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will be showcasing its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centres.