Huge Chinese ambitions threaten Europe's shipping sector

China has several projects in the works aimed at helping the country's shipbuilding and shipping sector. "I don't think that in the shipowners community there is a full understanding of the impact of the Chinese policy yet," says Sea Europe's Secretary General in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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For nearly 20 years, China has been working to strengthen its companies within the shipping industry and the adjacent industries, and now the threat against European shipowners, yards and ship technology companies is quite significant, believes Christophe Tytgat, Secretary General at Sea Europe, Europe's industry association for shipyards and maritime technology.

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