We all know the numbers when it comes to China and its importance to our industry. Earlier this year customs stats revealed China had overtaken Japan as the world’s largest LNG importer. The People’s Republic is also responsible for some two-thirds of the seaborne iron ore trades, dominates coal shipments and the wood trades, has a world-beating thirst for crude, while one in two containers pass through the Middle Kingdom.
China’s merchant fleet is among the largest in the world, and its p...
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