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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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CSSC Shipping wins bank support for feeder newbuilds

The 10-year loans are signed against 12-year bareboat charters for the vessels, which will be delivered in 2021  

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China congress: more stress than relief to shipping

Upbeat Chinese analysts argue the missing target is actually “hidden” in the other announced government efforts to stabilise the country’s economy, but others are less optimistic

Asia Pacific Containers

Yard Talk | A bet on a nation’s fortune

The merger of China’s two largest state shipbuilding groups has gained the combined entity more weight in the eyes of Beijing’s policymakers, enabling it to win more support from state-owned shipowners and leasing houses amid the market downturn

Asia Pacific Containers

Brightoil settles with creditors

Brightoil had earlier disposed of its 15-ship fleet to reduce debt pressure

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Landbridge and SFL strike $65m VLCC leaseback deal

The deal marks the successful delivery of Landbridge Wisdom, the last of the six VLCCs that the Chinese privately run energy player previously ordered at a domestic yard

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