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China Exim Bank and ING Bank ink ship financing agreement

Chinese state policy bank China Exim Bank has signed a $1bn ship financing MOU with Dutch banking and financial services corporation ING Group.

Under the MOU, ING and China Exim Bank have expressed an interest to cooperate on future ship financing transactions, including Chinese built shipping and offshore transactions.

The deal was signed during Holland’s King Willem-Alexander’s visit to China.

“China is one of the leading nations in the shipbuilding industry and many of our clients own Chinese built ships. Both the Eximbank of China and ING Bank have a long history in financing such vessels and by teaming up we will be in a stronger position to serve our clients,“ said Stephen Fewster, global head of shipping finance ING Bank.

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Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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