Based in Hong Kong, Cichen Shen is the APAC Editor for Lloyd’s List. He is responsible for steering the APAC editorial team and covering a wide range of maritime sectors, from shipbuilding and ship finance to logistics and regulations.
Previously Lloyd's List's China Editor, Cichen is a consistent provider of first-hand news and insights about the country’s fast-changing maritime industry and its influence on world trading patterns.
Outside of shipping, Cichen is a fan of literature and is working on his first novel-- a love story derived from fragments of dreams.
Prior to his roles at Lloyd’s List, Cichen worked as a reporter for China’s Caijing Magazine in Beijing and was a local producer for US National Public Radio (NPR) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), while based in Shanghai.
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The scale of Chinese ship lessors should allow them to exert greater influence on the path of developing alternative marine fuels
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which it is hoped will take effect in January, ‘will become the most promising growth point for global trade in the post-pandemic age,’ says Mr Xu
The move is part of efforts by China Merchants Group to create an industry ecosystem that will adapt to growing trends in global shipping, with group chairman Miao Jianmin seeing a ‘once-in-a-century opportunity’
State giant has already acquired 7.9m shares in its listed boxship and port unit. It plans to further ramp up the holding with a budget of Yuan1bn-2bn
DSME and SHI expect new eco-friendly dual-fuel boxships to remain in demand and more orders to follow for vessels of 8,000-10,000 teu class as owners seek to replace older tonnage
Newbuildings were said to be the second batch of optional vessels exercised by the owner, which ordered a series of up to 14 ships, including six firm units, with DSME in November last year