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Cichen Shen

Northeast Asia Correspondent

Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong, Cichen Shen is the China Editor for Lloyd’s List. He is responsible for covering a wide range of maritime issues, from the Cosco-China Shipping merger and the growth of Chinese lessors to the collapse of Hanjin and the integration between the Japanese carriers.

Cichen is a frequent interviewer of the top business leaders in Asian shipping.

Prior to his role at Lloyd’s List, Cichen worked as a reporter for China’s Caijing Magazine in Beijing and was a local producer for the US National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Shanghai.

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Cosco Shipping Holdings issues $212m in short-term bonds

As of end-July, the company’s total current liabilities amounted to Yuan79.2bn, including Yuan24.6bn short-term borrowings, whereas its cash and cash equivalents stood at Yuan33.4bn

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Questions remain over carriers’ ability to pass on 2020 sulphur costs

Leading freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is extremely cautious about securing long-term contracts into 2020 against a backdrop of high volatility in fuel prices

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Cosco Shipping woos forwarders as it clarifies end-to-end strategy

Cosco Shipping thinks the idea that a few big fish can go about removing all the smaller players that currently occupy the logistics chain is a wholly misguided ambition. Instead, it thinks the logistics industry needs more openness and co-operation about the way it works in order to improve service to customers

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The interview: Xu Lirong

Turning bloated state-owned businesses into globally competitive players has been at the core of COSCO SHIPPING chairman Xu Lirong’s responsibility. He has delivered important achievements, while the constantly fast-changing shipping markets, complicated by rising geopolitical and regulatory uncertainties in this era, will be a continuing test for his legacy

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Cosco unit halts stock trading amid sanctions fallout

Cosco Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co holds a 50% stake in China LNG Shipping, a level that can make the latter fall within the US sanctions sphere

China International

CMA CGM stands firm on LNG fuel with new vessel

‘What we feel is in order to be a responsible shipping line to protect our environment, we need to be responsible by going with a recognised technology available today’ — Rodolphe Saadé

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