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CIMC Enric suspends partnership with Lloyd’s Register

CIMC Enric, an investment unit of China International Marine Containers (CIMC) has sent an internal notice to all of its affiliate companies ordering them to suspend all business collaborations with British classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR).

The company claims that it had been treating LR as a strategic partner, however LR had sabotaged the partnership by wrongfully supporting the company’s competitors. CIMC Enric has asked all affiliate to report the timeframe to suspend business collaborations with LR for approval.

Sources told Splash that dispute between the two parties is related to patent infringement issues.

“LR has acted in good faith and only in line with our values of independence, impartiality and ethics. We are continuing to work to understand and resolve this situation,” a spokesperson from Lloyd’s Register said when contacted by Splash.

CIMC Enric currently runs a number of energy equipment manufacturers and shipyard CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering which it took it over from financially troubled Sinopacific Shipbuilding last year.

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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