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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

Greek broker Optima taps Singapore’s draw for China and Asia owners

Winston Yuan, head of the brokerage’s Singapore office who relocated from Shanghai last year, says he moved to be closer to his clients

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Shipping braces for fallout as Middle East tensions flare

Geopolitical conflicts have so far helped bring in shipping revenue. But the potential for the situation to spiral out of control and for further decoupling of US-China relations, could change the story

Containers Tankers and Gas

IMO chief pledges to keep urging EU to drop shipping carbon levies

Dominguez shrugs off concerns that rising geopolitical tensions might derail shipping from its decarbonisation journey, believing the industry will deliver on emissions targets

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Red Sea crisis propels OOCL first-quarter revenue

Results come as Red Sea blockade and Panama Canal congestion helped to absorb substantial available box shipping capacity, thereby shoring up freight markets

Red Sea Risk Containers

China-run Hambantota port starts box business

Move expected to ease congestion at compatriot Colombo, which is widely used by major carriers to connect European cargo to the Middle East Gulf via feeders after Red Sea disruption

Containers Ports and Logistics

Cansi chief seeks united front with Japan on shipbuilding amid US reshoring push

Secretary-general of China’s shipbuilding association has shrugged off concerns about potential US investigations into Chinese shipbuilding, arguing the sector’s substantial scale and cost benefits are too entrenched to be undermined

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