Title: Asia Container Shipping Outlook

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Time: 03:00 PM Singapore Time

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.

Lars Jenson

Lars Jenson
Chief Executive
SeaIntelligence Consulting

Lars Jensen has 17 years of experience from inside the container shipping industry. This covers a combined period of 8 years as Director of driving and developing market intelligence & analysis for Maersk Line, Maersk Logistics and The Containership Company. Additionally Lars Jensen has for 2 years been CEO of the purely online container carrier Youship, as well as in charge of developing and implementing eCommerce strategy in Maersk Line.

Since 2011, Lars Jensen has acted as an independent strategic analyst, advisor and thought leader in the container shipping industry with customers including container lines, ports and terminals, universities as well as innovative digital and IT companies in the shipping sector.