The northern Chinese port city of Dalian has launched Northeast Asia International Shipping Center Research Institute at Dalian Maritime University.

The institute, aims to promote high-quality development of Dalian shipping, port and logistics industries, will build a shipping and logistics hub for northeast Asia and the other regions globally. 

“Dalian municipal government and Dalian Maritime University have signed cooperation agreement to jointly develop Northeast Asia International Shipping Center Research Institute, we will take scientific research advantages of Dalian Maritime University, attracting more industrial resources to develop a leading research institute and high-end think tanks,” said Li Haiyang, deputy major of Dalian.

The research institute will set up several units for international shipping, port development, shipping policy, shipping finance, shipping information research Institute, and big data lab for shipping and port sector, focusing on multi-model transportation, ocean environment, shipping hub and free trade zone cooperation, dry & bulk cargo and container shipping index. 

Source: Seatrade Maritime News