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Janholt: Quality is not a given at the Chinese shipyards

As a shipowner, you should keep a close eye on the work done by the shipyard if you choose to have your ships built in China, says Torben Janholt, CEO of J. Lauritzen.

It takes a sharp focus on the shipyards' work to have ships built in China, but it pays off because of the low price, said CEO of J. Lauritzen, Torben Janholt, at the International Maritime Industries Forum's spring meeting, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at CBS. Board members of the Blue MBA participated, along with members of the industry and of Women's International Shipping & Trading Association.

"There is a learning curve for everything, and China is a relatively young country when it comes to building ships. It's fine if you keep that in mind, but you still a fairly big supervisory team opresent at the shipyard," said Torben Janholt.

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