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.


Hong Kong: China Shipping Development Company (CSDC) slumped to a RMB495.4m loss in the first half as revenue fell to RMB5.61bn on losses in all business segments except iron ore shipping, which saw a profit of RMB106.4m.

Singapore: Cosco (Qidong) Offshore has bagged a $20m contract to build a jack-up barge.

Singapore: Floatel has contracted for a fourth accommodation semi-submersible at Keppel FELS for $315m, confirming a letter of intent signed in March.

Hong Kong: Shipbuilder China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group's struggle to get new orders while also being stuck with completed vessels took its toll on its first half bottomline as it warned last month.

Seoul: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a $1.96bn order to build five fixed platforms for a customer in Africa. The units are scheduled for delivery by April 2016.

Hong Kong: Shipbuilder China Rongsheng, which releases first half results later today, is pulling the plug on its acquisition plans for Chinese diesel-engine maker Quanchai Group.

Kuala Lumpur: Port Klang's Westports terminal operator Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, is reportedly planning an initialpublic offering (IPO) to raise as much as $1bn (RM3.13bn) by as early as next year.

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will come into force in year’s time after the Philippines and Russia completed ratification on Monday.

Hong Kong: Aegean Marine Petroleum has setting physical bunker fuel supply operations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong: China's Sinotrans continued to raise revenue as it made efforts to make up for the slowdown in the economy by exploring new business areas, pushing up turnover by 12.4% over the previous year to RMB23.1 6bn .

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