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.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Kitack Lim has called on all sectors of the maritime industry to be involved in achieving the ambitious Greenhouse Gas (GHG) cuts set for the industry last year.
Rotterdam Port Fund has invested in a company specialising in robots to operate in high risk environments such as oil and gas facilities.
Against a backdrop of a gloomy outlook for container trades Bimco analyst Peter Sand warns a failure by lines to pass increased fuel costs from the IMO 2020 sulphur cap could result in bankruptcies.
Distressed cargo from the fire hit containership Yantian Express will take two months to be discharged once operations get underway at a shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.
Joint venture Marine LNG Zeebrugge is to LNG as marine fuel for Equinor's four dual-fuel shuttle tankers that come into service in North Europe in early 2020.
James Fisher and Sons is expanding its footprint in the Middle East offshore market acquiring service provider Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Contracting LLC (MSMC) in Saudi Arabia.
Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East has inked a three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC).
Concordia Damen celebrated the naming of the Sendo Liner, an innovative vessel designed for transporting high cube containers, at its yard last week.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has tested using an underwater drone for a hull inspection rather than using divers.