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Cichen Shen

APAC Editor

Hong Kong

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.


Latest From Cichen Shen

Capesize earnings motor on despite dour China outlook

Analyst urges caution when using GDP growth as a predictor for dry bulk import demand. But there are warnings that economic fundamentals will eventually prevail

Dry Bulk China

Seacon adds two newbuilds to fleet

A kamsarmax dry bulker and a multipurpose vessel has joined the Chinese shipmanager’s self-controlled fleet

Dry Bulk Shipbuilding

X-Press chief expects 30% higher rate for methanol-power feeder service

Newbuilds burning bio-methanol will reduce shipping emissions by more than 50%, but the cost is three times higher than the conventional fuel, says chief executive Shmuel Yoskovitz. He also pins high hopes on the so-called ‘book and claim’ system to sustain the greener route

Asia Pacific Europe

Chinese ship lessors look beyond mainstay as geopolitics and market slowdown bite

The emergence of Chinese lessors coincided with the retreat of Western shipping banks after the 2008 financial crisis. Today, charting a new course may be more vital than ever, given the mounting market and geopolitical headwinds

Finance Special Report

Baltic Dry Index hits year-to-date high

China’s demand for raw commodities used in shipbuilding, auto manufacturing and renewable energy is said to support dry bulk imports

Dry Bulk Political and Trade

CMA CGM boosts methanol boxship orderbook by adding eight mid-sized vessels at China’s SWS

Deal underlines CMA CGM’s further bet on the alternative fuel, seen as a strong contender to be shipping’s next carbon-neutral alternative power, and its growing popularity among container line operators

Sustainability Shipbuilding
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