Katherine Si

Katherine Si

China Correspondent


With extensive experiences in writing, research and social media promotion, China-based Katherine focuses on shipping and transport sectors. She had worked for maritime industry since 2008 and had been well connected with local industry players.

Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation announced has organisation restructuring plan with newly named departments for VLCCs and tanker operations.

China’s Guangzhou Port Group has acquired a 52.51% stake in Zhongshan Port & Shipping Enterprise Group for RMB500m as a start to a ports consolidation plan of Guangdong province.

As China enforces its 0.5% sulphur emission control areas (ECAs) from 1 January 2019 it is also mandating that new domestic vessels be equipped for shoreside power, or cold ironing.

Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine has inked an agreement with Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC) to lease five berths at the 7th container handling centre in Kaohsiung port.

Qingdao port, the leading crude oil and ore handling port of China, has started building its second 300,000 tonne-class crude oil terminal at Dong Jia Kou port area with completion scheduled by the end of 2019.

Wuhan Shipping Exchange has launched three Yangtze river shipping indexes, namely WSCFI (Wuhan Shipping Container Freight Index), CCSFI (China Coal Shipping Freight Index) and CARPI (Changjiang Automobile-roro Prosperity Index), to promote shipping industry development of Wuhan and Yangtze river.

China’s eastern province Anhui has set up a new Anhui Port & Shipping Group to promote local port and shipping business.

Energy transformation and climate changes are posing serious challenges to international shipping, which, even though shipping is considered an efficient mode of transport, is under pressure to reduce its emissions, speakers said at the International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology Summit 2018 held in Shanghai.

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Municipal Government to jointly promote ship and offshore engineering and other high valued services in Shanghai.

State-owned Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) hs announced its has won the bid for the costruction of marine facilities for the mega-shipyard King Salman International Complex.

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