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China “to build up to 15 cruise ships a year by 2030”

Shanghai - Chinese yards could deliver as many as 15 ships per year by 2030, if all planning falls into pace, according to Raoul Jack, principal consultant at PFJ Maritime

Shanghai - Chinese yards could deliver as many as 15 ships per year by 2030, if all planning falls into pace, according to Raoul Jack, principal consultant at PFJ Maritime, an adviser to Chinese yards entering the cruise market, and moderator of the ‘Made in, and for, China’ session at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2018.

“With the growing Chinese middle-class population, consumer demand is increasing. People are looking for more diversified and high-end products for vacation and we believe cruise is a sunrise industry which could bring huge social and economic benefits to China,” commented Nan Daqing, deputy general manager of CSSC, one of China’s leading shipbuilding groups.

“It is not enough to secure ship calls and homeport operations,’ he added, ‘to build a cruise ship is the inevitable trend that China is already involved in.”

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