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Seatrade journalist to speak at Hong Kong's FCC

Seatrade journalist to speak at Hong Kong's FCC

Hong Kong: In seven days time Seatrade's East Asia Editor, Sam Chambers, will be speaking at a special luncheon convened by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong in conjunction with the Hong Kong Shipowners Association as part of an ongoing book promotion tour. Chambers' latest book studies the tanker trades, and pertinently, how China's growing thirst for oil is changing  global trading patterns.

Out of sight, out of mind - the uncomfortable reality. That's the general public's reaction to the movement of oil around the world's oceans. Or at least it was until the Deepwater Horizon incident. This vital supply chain is constantly under enormous, largely unreported pressure. The uninterrupted flow of oil is essential to globalisation and increasingly so, as business move eastwards to Asia. However, it is threatened by conflicts, pirates and global warming.

Chambers shows how China has moved to secure its own uninterrupted oil supplies, and how diversified both its oil sources and its oil routes have become. As a Dalian resident he will also discuss the latest news on the pipeline explosion that shook the city 10 days ago. He shares his views on the changing times of energy security, one of the main focuses of his new book, Oil on Water.

Come along to the lunch which starts at 12,30 next Tuesday - you don't even need to be a member of the FCC. More details can be found