Region’s borders remain mostly closed — but shipping is buoyant from dry bulk and container shipping sector surges.
Leading port cities have shown the value of close cooperation between government and industry.
To me, the biggest single accomplishment of the Asian shipping industry in this 50-year period has been the sheer scale of its growth.
Independent owners have struggled in the dry bulk boom but remain determined despite state-owned players dominating the market.
Hospital charity credits Singapore-based bulker company for coming up with new ways to lend it support.
Regional players make hay as lines shift capacity to East-West trades.
Industry sources believe government policy benefits state-backed players despite import goals being missed.
Major private players reduce exposure to oil shipping amid pandemic, while state-backed operators remain relatively bullish.
City-states’ shipbuilders hope to grab a share of demand for wind turbine installation and service operation vessels.
Hong Kong-based newcomer is targeting Asian clients in the quest to grow its leasing portfolio.
One of China's biggest names in investment has turned to US dollar leasing, including ship finance.
Regional Japanese bank prefers high-liquidity vessels over niche ships.
The new Shenzhen Shipping Fund is looking for local owners to promote but the main candidates are already growing on their own.