2020 - China - Global Economy - Shipping: Navigating Beyond the Corona Virus
International Shipping Forum

May 18, 2020
44:43 Min.

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2020 14th International Shipping Forum 

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020


China has been one of the main pillars of today’s global economy and the locomotive for shipping, given the volume of cargo in and out of Chinese ports. Furthermore, Chinese shipyards pay a leading role for new buildings, dry dockings and vessel retrofits. While significantly below pre-crisis levels, the pace and volume of activity in China and trading with China is slowly rebounding. The panel, which brings together government officials, financiers, shipowners and shipyards from China will discuss how the Chinese economy and the main stakeholders are navigating out of the current crisis and what lies ahead.  

 Moderator: Mr. Lianjun Li, Partner - Reed Smith Richard Butlers


  • Xu Hui, Senior Vice President - China Merchants Energy Shipping
  • James Tong, Managing Director, Head, Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Shipping & Logistics, Head of Diversified Industrials China - Citi
  • Bao Weidong, Deputy General Manager - CSSC
  • Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial - InvestHK
  • Mr. Hing Chao, Executive Chairman - Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings