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.

 

Singapore container line Pacific International Lines (PIL) is withdrawing from the Asia – Europe trade from April.

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.

The voyage data recorder (VDR) from the sunken wreck of the Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy has been recovered.

Lawyers from Reed Smith liken the raft of uncertainties facing shipowners and charterers in their charter contracts relating to compliance with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap to that of the UK with Brexit.

APL is launching a new service Australia and Southeast Asian ports. The Australia Asia Express 2 (AAX2) service will connect ports in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with the Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney.

Cameron LNG facility in the US is preparing for exports and underwent an inspection by the coast guard this week.

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