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.


Far From the Farm Gate

By Wendy Laursen 2017-12-01 22:34:22

In Australia's live export trade, the animals' journey from the farm gate can sometimes start with a journey by truck of over 2,000 kilometers (1,200...

George Tsavliris

George A. Tsavliris - Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

By Wendy Laursen 2017-11-20 10:10:31

(This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) The home page of the Tsavliris Salvage website  features, in addition to the usual items found on...

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Salvage Masters of the World

By Wendy Laursen 2017-11-17 14:59:32

(This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE is among the world’s most active emergency response contractors for...


Counting Sheep

By Wendy Laursen 2017-10-28 18:08:40

The recent arrival of the 40-year-old Bader III and the 27-year-old Awassi Express in Australian waters has re-ignited an “old” debate. The animal welfare group...



By Wendy Laursen 2017-10-11 21:46:14

A “downer” is an animal who can't, or refuses to, stand up. One of the reasons this can happen during a live export voyage is that the animal slips over. With...

Finn Wollesen

A Lifetime of Love for Nella Dan and "Nella Dan II"

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-23 20:47:19

Finn Wollesen first sailed on the Nella Dan when he was six weeks old. His love for the now-wrecked vessel has seen him put a lifetime of experience into the design of a...


World Rhino Day: The Trade is Changing

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-21 19:07:46

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year, and as poaching becomes more sophisticated, so does the world's response to it. Earlier this month, the...


Biofouling: Times Have Changed

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-13 21:18:32

The role of biofouling as a means of spreading marine invasive species had generally been considered to be about the same as that of ballast water. However, that view is...

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Port Hedland Boosts Live Export Trade Potential

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-13 20:50:03

About 2,000 head of cattle sailed from the Pilbara's Port Hedland in Australia on September 2, marking a turnaround in live export for the region. The Angus Express,...


Israel Boosts Animal Welfare Protocols, Protests Continue

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-13 03:17:09

Israel's Forum of Livestock Importers signed a convention earlier this month obligating them to self-regulate on animal welfare. The covenant was signed at a ceremony...

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