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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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Vessel will commence an 18-month time charter as a LNG carrier with Cheniere in September, before a long-term charter with Australian Industrial Energy’s regasification project at Port Kembla

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Hong Kong court sells four more Brightoil tankers

Brightoil has recouped $201.6m from the disposal of three very large crude carriers and one aframax in June, and is expected to recover another $230m-$250m from the sale of the remainder of the fleet

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PIL installs scrubbers on 60% of fleet

There is also a big question mark on the blended fuels, says Teo Siong Seng

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China’s Ouhua Shipbuilding sold for $135m

The assets disposed of include Ouhua’s shipbuilding facilities on Xiaoqian Island in Zhoushan and eight vessels under construction

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Yard Talk | Life is unpredictable

Chairman Ren Yuanlin’s possible return to the helm is hugely important for Yangzijiang, which is pinning its hopes on a big turnaround in the second half to hit its full-year new order target. The return of the business maestro would inspire confidence that it is heading in the right direction

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Samsung Heavy bags one more LNG carrier

Order comes following the company’s deteriorating bottom line in the second quarter

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