23 Oct 2017

Jason Chiang, Director of Ocean Shipping Consultants, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, will be discussing the impact of One Belt, One Road on shipping at the 3rd Global Ports Forum in Singapore, which is taking place from 25-26 October.

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, known as the One Belt and One Road Initiative (OBOR) is a development strategy proposed by China's leader Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries, primarily the People's Republic of China, the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceangoing Maritime Silk Road.

Jason commented, “Even before the ‘One Belt, One Road’ term was coined, Royal HaskoningDHV has been working with Chinese companies. Since the launch of the One Belt, One Road initiative in 2014, we have worked with Chinese companies on port and infrastructure projects that lie along the Maritime Silk Road – including East Africa, Mediterranean, Baltic Sea, Arabian Gulf, South Asia and South East Asia. We look forward to sharing our experiences at this global event.”

Jason’s talk will explore the background to the OBOR, its key features, the major players, and how this initiative will affect the maritime industry.

Established in 1985 as an independent economic consultancy, Ocean Shipping Consultants offers expert understanding in the specialist areas of shipping economics and port development. The company’s economists and financial experts have a sound understanding of the maritime sector having completed over 300 projects in more than 65 countries, providing in-depth knowledge in the fields of port, shipyard and shipping economics.

The Global Ports Forum offers an overview of emerging trends in the ports industry covering ports, harbours and terminals across the globe. Jason’s talk takes place at 11.35am on Wednesday 25 October.