Dalian: Cementing its position as the second biggest maritime show in China, Shiptec China 2014 kicked off today with a record turnout in the northeastern coastal city of Dalian.
With 430 exhibitors spread over 23,000 sq m, the show, founded in 1992, has also mustered a stronger international presence than any previous edition.
At the opening ceremony, Guo Dacheng, the new head of the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) admitted, “Currently we are facing overcapacity in shipping and shipbuilding which will not be solved in the near future.” Guo added that Beijing had taken recent active measures to counter this overcapacity issue.
Also speaking at the opening ceremony, Liu Wen, Dalian’s deputy mayor, said shipbuilding was entering a “crucial period of revitalisation and upgrade”. He said Dalian’s combined annual shipbuilding capacity had now hit 10m tons.
SinoShip is exhibiting at the show – do drop by and see us at stand 1C06. [21/10/14]