Based in Hong Kong, Cichen Shen is the APAC Editor for Lloyd’s List. He is responsible for steering the APAC editorial team and covering a wide range of maritime sectors, from shipbuilding and ship finance to logistics and regulations.
Previously Lloyd's List's China Editor, Cichen is a consistent provider of first-hand news and insights about the country’s fast-changing maritime industry and its influence on world trading patterns.
Outside of shipping, Cichen is a fan of literature and is working on his first novel-- a love story derived from fragments of dreams.
Prior to his roles at Lloyd’s List, Cichen worked as a reporter for China’s Caijing Magazine in Beijing and was a local producer for US National Public Radio (NPR) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), while based in Shanghai.
Latest From Cichen Shen
Some 80% of the vessels in the pool are scrubber-fitted and about half are eco-designed tonnage
Deal will further boost Cosco’s total invested LNG carrier fleet, which now stands at more than 70 ships
Four state-owned Chinese companies including Cosco Shipping, agree to work together to create a supply chain for green methanol. Sources say it will be biomethanol made in northeastern China
Japanese shipping giant intends to charter the 65,700 dwt dual-fuel ship ultramax bulker from domestic owner Kambara Kisen. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in 2027
The futures exchange offers retail investors a ‘licensed casino’ to bet on freight rate changes, but a narrowing spread amid a declining market could dampen enthusiasm
Stagnation in spending on containerised goods, slow inventory drawdowns and consumers reverting from goods to services are seen as the ‘dark clouds’ overshadowing the market