Wendy Laursen

Wendy Laursen

Wendy Laursen is the MarEx news editor for Asia-Pacific. Based out of Australia, Wendy Laursen is also a long-time contributor to The Maritime Executive magazine. She holds a Master of Science research degree in marine ecology and diplomas in journalism and subediting.


Seafarers Matter: The Case of the Sharjah Moon

By Wendy Laursen 2017-06-09 20:21:29

June 25 is the annual Day of the Seafarer. This year's theme is "Seafarers Matter." For 2017, the IMO particularly wants to engage ports and seafarer...


Ballast Water Convention Dates Likely to Slip

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-22 19:09:49

The flag states Brazil, Cook Islands, India, Liberia, Norway and the U.K. are calling for IMO to delay implementation of the ballast water management convention. In a...


2020 Sulfur Cap to Impact Credit Lines

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-10 21:03:45

The global sulfur emissions limit will drop to 0.50 percent in 2020, and most people are yet to appreciate what this will do to ship operators'...

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Historic Nella Dan Footage Released

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-07 19:40:30

A digitized film database of the polar ship the Nella Dan was released on Saturday and is now available for viewing online.  The database of over 75 films is hosted...


Live Export: How Australia's Industry Stays Alive

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-05 20:50:15

An Australian report highlighting the global value of the live export trade and Australia’s unique role in the industry has led to a reminder from the nation’s...


Human Rights in Focus

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-04 20:50:10

Concern for the human rights of seafarers is growing in focus across the maritime industry, with this week’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2017) providing...

To 2020 and beyond

To 2020 and Beyond

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-01 15:11:18

(Article was originally published in March/April 2017 edition.) The increasingly stringent sulfur requirements set by IMO are already taking their toll in the name of...

the ticking clock

The Ticking Clock

By Wendy Laursen 2017-05-01 12:18:41

(Article was originally published in March/April 2017 edition.) Only 2.7 billion barrels of new conventional oil supply were discovered in 2015, the lowest since 1947,...

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Dynamic Development

By Wendy Laursen 2017-03-23 14:32:39

Despite ever-present economic and geopolitical uncertainties, the cruise industry continues to thrive with exciting new itineraries and a new generation of...

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Norway's Whaling Comes Under Fire

By Wendy Laursen 2017-03-22 23:50:16

Norway’s whaling season begins in April. The quota for 2017 has been set at 999 animals, up from the Norwegian government’s 2016 quota of 880.  Norway is...

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