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.

China’s top container carrier Cosco Shipping Lines signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Africa-based Bolloré Transport & Logistics to develop new opportunities in transport, logistics and port infrastructure.

Chinese state-owned Shandong Shipping Corporation has announced it is setting up a joint venture with ICIL Maritime Leasing (International) Company Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBC Leasing) through its subsidiary Shandong Shipping (Hong Kong).

Tianjin Lingang Port Group plans to expand its port facilities this year at its Dagukou port with 12 new general cargo handling berths.

The state owned Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) leading Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer, has announced it is to set up in Fuzhou, Fujian province to expand its business.

China’s north port operator, Qingdao Port Group, is co-operating with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), China Unicom and Ericsson to jointly develop 5G technology for Qingdao port development. 

Liang Xiaolei (Simon Liang), former chairman and ceo of Chinese private shipyard company Sinopacific Shipbuilding, has been arrested by Myanmar police over tax issues.

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore (DSIC Offshore), a subsidiary of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (DSIC), had been requested by Dalian Municipal Intermediate People's Court to restructure due to debt issues with Dalian Shenghua Ship Engineering Company.

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has inked newbuilding contracts for 36 newbuildngs worth a total contracts value of over RMB10bn ($1.48bn) and financed by its Hong Kong leasing arm.

Chinese-listed ship technology company Bestway Marine & Energy Technology’s chairman faces prosecution for debt default that may lead to the bankruptcy of the company.

Cosco Shipping Ports and Peruvian mining company Volcan Compañía Minera have entered into the subscription and investment agreement with Terminales Portuarios Chancay (TPCH), the Chinese company’s first investment in South America.

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