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.
A steel-cutting ceremony was held at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China, for the first in a planned series of short-sea LNG Bunker vessels to be built for Eesti Gaas of Estonia.
Offshore vessel owner Topaz Energy and Marine has signed contract extensions with BP for 12 vessels operating in Azerbaijan.
Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has underscored its belief that scrubbers are not the right solution for it to comply with IMO 2020, flagging up restrictions of use and possible bans on exhaust gas cleaning systems by some ports.
If you have not started planning the process of switching your ships from running on high sulphur fuel (HFO) to compliant low sulphur fuel oil (LFSO) for IMO 2020 you need to do it today, was the message at a Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) breakfast seminar in Singapore on Thursday.
K Line is taking a JPY50bn ($448m) hit on the cancellation of charter contracts for bulkers and containerships.