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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.

Latest From Cichen Shen

OOCL backtracks on blanked transpacific sailings

Carriers including OOCL’s parent Cosco Shipping attended a consultation organised by China’s transport ministry intended to curb the skyrocketing spot rates on transpacific trade. Regulatory intervention could affect shipping lines’ capacity management ability

Asia Pacific Containers

Decarbonisation needs global rules, says Greek shipping minister

There is a need for the shipping industry to reach an agreement on short- and medium-term emissions reduction measures ‘that will be uniformly applied by all ships’, says Plakiotakis

Europe Containers

Carriers summoned by China to curb transpacific mark-ups

Carriers were asked what measures they had taken to ‘curb the excessively fast mark-ups on China-US routes’, and to pass on the cost savings from the drop in oil prices and reduction of port fees. Cosco Shipping was said to have halted the September 15 general rate increase and scrapped scheduled blank sailings for October

Asia Pacific Containers

Jiangnan Shipyard wins VLEC pair from Zhejiang Satellite

The two dual-fuel tankers, featuring the Type B Cargo Containment System developed by Jiangnan, are scheduled for delivery between June and September in 2022, a yard official has confirmed. They are priced slightly cheaper than the South Korea-made VLECs of similar size

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

Supply chain shifts alter how container line shipping carriers operate

Carriers need to react to changes in the global supply chain not just operationally but also strategically. Tom Harris, a supply chain expert at Maersk, explains why the ability to integrate the entire end-to-end logistics chain beyond the ocean freight portion may help carriers to stand out from the competition

Asia Pacific Containers

HMM and Samsung Heavy to develop smart ship technologies

HMM has already adopted the shipbuilder’s smart ship solution on five of its supersized containerships delivered this year as part of the partnership. The South Korean shipping line also expects to launch a Smart Ship Control Centre later this year

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