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Following the overwhelming success of Shipping China 2004 TradeWinds and Mare Forum are organising a logical sequel to the topic of “Exploring Maritime Business in China”.  Shipping China 2005 will be held on March 3 and 4, again at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in the ever bustling and lively city of Shanghai.

Shipping China 2005 will continue to address the development of the maritime business in China and will offer all participants the possibility to meet with the most influential operators, from China and abroad, in this rapidly developing market.  There are plenty of people ready to tell you where China and shipping are today. This conference will address the much more interesting question – what next?

Conference goal:
To explore major marine transportation issues which governments and industry within and outside China must manage if benefits are to follow the boom. How can global shipping serve China, and how will global shipping benefit from China’s consumer and industrial growth? 
The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to debate the issues with policy makers from industry and government, as well as to learn from the experience of others on how to do business in China.

The issue:
How will Chinese and international maritime industries meet the demands of economic growth in China? Consumer demand is sucking in finished goods, which compete for port space with raw materials feeding China’s rapidly growing industries. At the same time, those industries are becoming the world’s factory for almost everything, creating shipping demand to carry China’s exports to markets all over the world. The pressure on every type of shipping capacity and on the ports they use, is visible. Pressure produces profit, for some, but the issue now is how to turn a booming market into a sustainable one.

The volume of cargo will continue to grow in order to meet growing demand. New shipping projects, together with port infrastructure developments are designed to increase China's future shipping capacity and to avoid port congestion. Who will be the big players in this market?

The number of shipowners turning to China’s shipbuilding industry with newbuilding orders continuously increases at the same pace as both the quality of shipbuilding and the range and size of ships on offer develops, while the quality of China’s ship-recycling industry offers a responsible alternative to international shipping companies seeking to dispose of obsolete tonnage.

This Forum, organized by TradeWinds and Mare Forum, will put China and shipping into context, and give governments, shipowners, port operators and maritime services providers the knowledge springboard they need to keep up with where the Chinese market is going next.

With the proven and successful Mare Forum formula of short presentations by industry leaders followed by in-depth discussions and TradeWinds’ expertise on the International Shipping Market, "Shipping China 2005" will be an event you don’t want to miss

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Shanghai, 

The organisers


Trond Lillestolen
TradeWinds A.S.
PO Box 1182 Sentrum
N - 0107 Oslo
Managing Director
Beurs - World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +44 20 7842 2700 Phone: +31.10.281 06 55 
Fax: +44 20 7842 2705 Fax: +31.10.270 98 70




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