Title: Asia Container Shipping Outlook

Date & Time: TBD

Duration: 1 hour

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Asia is the centre of container shipping, with the intra-Asia trade being the busiest in the world and all roads leading to China. But the market is rapidly changing, with consolidation of the global container lines, increased competition between regional carriers and concerns growing over how geopolitical and regulatory issues will affect the sector. What does the future hold for Asia’s container lines and their customers?


  • Insights into Asia’s complex container shipping market
  • Outlooks on further consolidation within the sector
  • Views on the impact of China-US tariff war on intra-Asian shipping demand

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James Baker - Moderator

James Baker - Moderator
Containers Editor
Lloyd's List

James Baker has been reporting on business and shipping for over 20 years. After eight years as news editor at Lloyd’s List, he is now editor of sister publication Lloyd’s List Containers, where he covers the global liner, ports and logistics industries.

Chichen Shen

Chichen Shen
China Editor
Lloyd's List

Based in Hong Kong, Cichen Shen is China Editor for Lloyd’s List. He is responsible for covering a wide range of maritime issues, and has written extensively on shipping lines and the wider shipping ecosystem in North East Asia and the wider region. Cichen interviews many of the top business leaders in Asian shipping, his interview subjects have included Cosco Shipping Chairman Xu Lirong, Yang Ming Chairman & CEO Bronson Hsieh, and ClassNK Chairman Koichi Fujiwara.

Peter Sand

Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst

Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO. He has worked for Statistics Denmark, compiling public accounts and doing international statistical work in relation to the European Union and United Nations. He then joined D/S NORDEN and during the rise and fall of the dry bulk markets, Peter gained experience in the fields of executive assistance, caretaking of investors and the art of transforming financial data and shipping statistics into analyses, presentations and reports. Later on he worked with CSR with a focus on sustainable shipping. Peter left D/S NORDEN as Senior Analyst and member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Board and joined BIMCO in 2009. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.