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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Three distribution centres with a combined warehouse area of nearly 38,000 sq m have been added to Maersk’s logistics capacities in Vietnam to improve its end-to-end services
Fresh tonnage will be fitted with scrubbers and adopt the so-called LNG-ready design, meaning their propulsion systems can be converted to burn liquified natural gas if needed in future
Seafarers are trying to cite the ‘epidemic area-related’ clauses in their employment contracts to back their objection, but a shipping dispute lawyer said a lack of clear definition of the term may lead to a tug of war between the two sides
Maersk says the partnership would further enhance the global network of the TradeLens system, which now directly integrates with 300 organisations, including more than 10 container shipping carriers
Australia is the biggest supplier of LNG to China, accounting for 45% or imports last year, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows
Looking ahead, K Line is the more cautious of the Ocean Network Express trio on future prospects, while NYK and MOL have shown more confidence in future profitability