China and the Evolving Landscape of the Global Shipping Industry?

August 07, 2019
39:24 Min.

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  •  Mr. Vincent Xu, Partner at Stephenson Harwood
  • Ms. Evangeline Quek, Partner at Stephenson Harwood



 Bill Guo, Executive Director at ICBC Leasing


  Lou Jiwei, Deputy General Manager at Nangtong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., Ltd.


Gary Chen, Director (China) at North of England P&I 





Chinese yards are building increasingly sophisticated ships and some of the world’s biggest container and bulk fleets are Chinese-owned. 

The discussion covered the following points: 

  • A reflection on how the Chinese shipping industry has developed and grown over the past decade.
  • The advances made in shipbuilding by the Chinese yard’s in the types of ships that now can be built in China – from bulk carriers to cruise ships. 
  • The role of China and Chinese owners in the global shipping market. 
  • How ICBC Leasing has become the biggest ship financier in the world. 
  • China’s role and views on the future of ships, specifically autonomous ships. 
  • The importance of supporting the environmental goals of the International Maritime Organisation.

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