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Shipping China 2008 - Energy Transportation
gas, coal – demand, supply and marine transportation for China.

Shipping China Energy 2008

"The Shipping China conference has now become the established gathering for all those transporting the fuel to power China’s economy. COSCO Group and I are delighted to support the conference and look forward to attending."

Capt Wei Jiafu, Group President and CEO, Cosco Group

Now firmly established as the premier shipping event in China, the 5th Shipping China - Energy conference will be held at the Shangri-La, Pudong on April 24-25th 2008 and will highlight issues surrounding marine transportation of the fuel to drive China’s economy.

Demand and the economy
Delegates will gather for Shipping China - Energy 2008 a matter of months before the long-anticipated Beijing Summer Olympic Games that will see the eyes of the world focused on China and the evidence of its economic growth story.

The economy keeps on expanding and the first half of 2007 saw growth spurt ahead at the blistering rate of 11.5% per annum.

China needs energy to fuel that impressive growth and its ongoing search for coal, oil and natural gas reverberates across the entire marine transportation sector.

Just to give a flavour of that demand, China Custom statistics suggest that from January to October 2007, China imported as much as 110 million tonnes of crude oil.

It is coal though that continues to deliver the majority of China’s power and will play the central role in its energy production for years to come. Shipping China - Energy 2008 will consider the key issue of China’s future plans for coal as an energy source and how that will impact on shipping.

LNG – China
China is pushing to expand its LNG imports as it seeks a cleaner and more diverse energy supply mix. The country already has one receiving terminal up and running with a second nearing completion, two more approved and a raft of others planned. The country is also fiercely determined to take control of the shipping that will supply them and has plunged one yard into the technically challenging world of LNG carrier construction with five newbuildings. But long-term LNG supply deals are proving hard to secure slowing the dash for gas.

In addition to examining the macro environment and market trends, Shipping China – Energy 2008 will devote more time to a closer investigation of the shipbuilding scene; how Chinese yards are moving towards building more sophisticated and high tech vessels, and crucially, an evaluation of the progress they are making. For ship owners with vessels on order, or those considering building at one of the new generation of yards in China, this focused and detailed session of the conference will be the most transparent and well researched presentation of Chinese shipbuilding ever given.

The Conference
Now famous for its trail-blazing openness and lively conference sessions, Shipping China - Energy is arranged with the gracious support of the Chinese shipping and shipbuilding communities. TradeWinds and Mare Forum continue to work closely with companies such as COSCO and CCS, the Chinese Shipowners Association and CANSI to ensure the correct level of involvement from each industry sector. The result is a powerful and transparent exchange of ideas and expertise and the year’s best chance to network with politicians and business leaders driving maritime energy transportation for China.Shipping China Energy has a truly global atmosphere with delegates coming from around 20 countries as far away as South Africa, Egypt, China, Denmark, Norway, Greece and the US. The forum is not only an insight into shipping opportunities in China but also a platform for delegates to trade name cards and talk business at the coffee breaks and evening receptions.

Close to 300 shipping players gathered in Shanghai for the Shipping China Energy 2007 conference.

The Conference venu is Pudong Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai and
the language of the conference will be English but simultaneous translations in Chinese (Mandarin) will be provided via headphones.

Shipping China Energy is jointly organised by
TradeWinds and Mare Forum.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai!

The organisers


Managing Director
Beurs - World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Trond Lillestolen

TradeWinds A.S.
PO Box 1182 Sentrum
N - 0107 Oslo


Phone: +31.10.281 06 55  Phone: +44 20 7842 2700
Fax: +31.10.270 98 70 Fax: +44 20 7842 2705


for marketing and sponsorship opportunities please contact 
+44 20 7842 2700
Ms. Torild Boe Stokes
+44 207 842 2728

The Speakers and Discussion Panellists:
[ as of 14 April ]

The list of speakers and discussion panellists will be daily updated

Yan Weiping
Managing Director CLNG
Deputy Managing Director of COSCO Dalian

Wang Jiacheng
Professor, Deputy Director, Macroeconomic Academy of Macroeconomic Research
State Development & Reform Commission, P.R.C.

Zhu Ning
Vice President of CSC
Vice Chairman Nanjing Tanker

Wei Yanbin
Manager of Corporate Development Department, Oil Division,
Dalian Port (PDA) Co., Ltd.

Ke Xiaoming
Vice Director of Marketing Research Division
China Petro-Chemical Consulting Corporation (EDRI) SINOPEC

Wu Changlin
Longwoods Resources LLC

Wang Chun Lin
Executive Director
Pacific Basin Shipping

John Tzoannos
Secretary General
Ministry of Mercantile Marine Greece

Nie Lijuan
China Association of the national shipbuilding industry

Hu Weiping
Director, Bureau of Energy, National Development & Reform Commission, PRC

Yao Yude
Vice President
ENN Group Co., Ltd

Chen Qiang
Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Co. Ltd

Wing Kee Ho
General Manager Asia

Dr. Yan Jun
Executive Vice President
IBCB Leasing

Keishi Iwamoto
Head of Shipping Asia
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

K.S. Wang
Principal Surveyor in Japan
BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd.

Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri di Navigazione SpA

Ulf Ryder
Chairman, Stena Bulk

Maurizio d’ Amico
D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

Jean-Bernard Raoust
CEO, Barry Rogiano Salles (BRS)

Ralph Leszczynski
Banchero Costa Research

Dr. Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief, "Energy Tribune"

Arthur Bowring
Managing Director
Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Ugo Salerno
Bote de Vries
Managing Director, NFC Shipping Funds

Cai Xianhe
General Manager
LNG Procurement and Shipping Department, CNOOC

William Crabbs
Senior Technical Adviser
Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

John Stansfeld
Lloyd’s Register ASIA

Roberto Cazzulo
Director Marine Division, RINA

Bjorn K. Haugland
Vice Preident DNV

Espen Lund
General Manager
DnB NOR Bank ASA Shanghai Branch

Peter Murray
Ince & Co

Shipping Division, Water Transportation Department
Ministry of Communications P.R.C.

Ship Safety and Pollution Prevention, Marine Safety Administration (MSA) P.R.C.

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

Trond Lillestolen
Publisher, TradeWinds

......and many more to confirm.....


(as of 10 April)


Golden Ocean - Frontline Management - Chevron Shipping Co., LLC - Exxonmobil Marine - Jo Tankers - CLNG / COSCO Dalian - CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corp.) - Economics and Development Research Institute (EDRI) SINOPEC - Emirates Trading Company - Giuseppe Bottiglieri di Navigazione SpA - Grieg Shipping Group AS - China Huaneng Group (CHG) / Shanghai Time Shipping - China Steel Express Corp - Nanjing Tanker Corporation - Skaugen (China) Holding, Co. Ltd. - Stena Bulk - Leonhardt & Blumberg, Reederei GmbH & Co.KG - D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA - Seaway  SAM - Apeejay Shipping Limited - Middle East Shipping Co., Ltd. - Barwil Shanghai - Bilgent Shipping Pte. Ltd. - Calendar Shipping - Uniocean - Promar Shipping Services SA - Bureau of Energy, National Development & Reform Commission - China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry - Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Co. Ltd. - OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) - Tebma Shipyards Ltd, Chennai - CITI - SIBA SHIPS SPA - Primera Maritime - Clarksons Research Studies  - CSL Group - DLA Piper - DnB NOR Bank ASA Shanghai Branch - DNV - DVB Bank NV / NFC Shipping Funds - Banchero Costa - Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) - Harry B. Turner Co. - Hong Kong Shipowners' Association - Galbraiths -Atlas Maritime Ltd - ICBC Leasing - Ince & Co. - Innovation Norway - Jotun Cosco Marine Coatings Limited - Jotun Marine Coatings - L-3 Communications Mapps -  - LISCR LLC - Lloyd's Register ASIA - Longwoods Resources LLC - Macroeconomic Academy of Macroeconomic Research State Development & Reform Commission - Mare Forum - Megskiltrade Oil/Gas Ltd., Nigeria - Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece - NHST Events - Oppenheimer & Co. - Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited - Pacific Basin Shipping China Office - Phuket Land Law Ltd. -  - Rina SpA - Riverlake Shipping Shanghai - Rolls-Royce Marine - Ship Building Contracts - TradeWinds A.S. - TradeWinds Shanghai - Upstream - Xinao Group (ENN) - Shanghai TimeShipping Co., Ltd. - BNP Paribas (HK) Branch - University of Houston - Energy Tribune - BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd. - CATEPILLAR Financial - Navig8 - V.Ships - BROSTROM TANKERS ASIA - JO TANKERS - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Larsson Shipping (UK) Ltd - Petroleum Peninsula - TRANSBULK 1904 AB - Shanghai International Port Group - Wilhelmsen Marine Consultants - Seaarland Management Services (S) Pte Ltd - Braemar Seascope Ltd - ISHHAR OVERSEAS FZE - M.Olivier Felter GmbH & Co. KG - Maersk Tankers - Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd - Chengxi Shipyard Ltd., Co - Primesealand Logistics Ltd  - Marvel International Management & Transportation Co. Ltd - FAIRFIELD CHEMICAL CARRIERS PTE LTD - Imperial Shipping Ltd - Reuters - Gearbulk - Fairplay - Natixis - China Shipping Development Co, Ltd Tanker Company - Bergesen Worldwide Pte. Ltd. - Star Shipping - Lorentzen & Stemoco AS - Skaugen Marine Construction - ... and many others