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China has re-opened after three years of strict pandemic control measures. Market visits to China are indispensable for companies with business ties in China. This market visit is for those companies with low and zero emission ship technologies and decarbonization solutions.

The visit is scheduled from 22nd to 26th of May.

The concept design and the execution of the program is supported by the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, the Norwegian Business Association in China, and some key maritime clusters in Norway. Innovation Norway China office is the key organizer and the coordinator or the market visit. The tentative visiting program can be found in the Appendix. – The final selection of yards to visit, may be adjusted based on the attending companies' priorities.

Why Shanghai and Jiangsu Province?

The region has for long time been the main "bridgehead" for Norwegian maritime exporters who want to penetrate the entire Chinese market.

Traditionally, highly geographic centralization of world class shipyards and sophisticated supply chain in the region is the preferred visiting destination for ship equipment exporters, service providers as well as shipowners and brokers.

The region also boosts the world class supply chain and talented engineers and skillful labor force. Major shipbuilders of China have yards in the region, building near all types of ships including cruise ship, ferries, and offshore vessel.



The city is the most important maritime hub of China and one of the major competency centers of green shipping technologies. Located at the mouth of Yangtze River, Shanghai is playing the key role of forging the integration of river-sea logistic system.

Jiangsu province

One-fifth of navigable waterways in China are in Jiangsu province. Waterborne transportation consists over 60% of total cargo transport turnover of the province. It's ambitious river transport plan for example features in developing 6 zero-emission cargo shipping routes and over 17 pure electric container vessels by 2025.


We will do our utmost to adjust the yard visiting program based on the participants interests.

Some well-known and interested shipyards of the region:

What to gain from the market visit?

  • Seeing is believing! Finding out current status of potential customers and Chinese players engaged in green shipping projects;
  • Promoting Norwegian green shipping solutions to potential customers;
  • Conducting face-to-face business communications with interested partners;
  • Obtaining first-hand information on policies and implementation plans of transport authorities;
  • Providing decision support in developing practical export strategies;

Who should participate?

  • Sales personnel looking for leads;
  • Marketing director searching for potential customers;
  • Top management exploring new segments with high growth potential;
  • Industry researcher and service provider seeking first-hand information;

Whom you'll meet?

  • Shipping operators with ambitions to apply green technology;
  • Key stakeholders in the implementation of government green shipping schemes;
  • Local shipyards and engineering companies involved in green shipping projects;
  • Local authorities making green policies and developing plans;


Participation fee:

Large company: NOK 15,000 per company;

Small-and-medium sized company: NOK 7,500 per company;

Contact persons:

Song Lin,;

Joanna Hu Zhuoguang,;

Kjell Arne Nielsen,;


What's next?

A preparatory Teams meeting will be set up for interested participants prior to the market visit. Most likely this event will be arranged two weeks before actual visit. The main topics are:

  • Things to know: Brief about the market visit program;
  • Things to consider: Specific issues concerning technology exchange, ie. IPR;
  • Things to do: Experience sharing on marketing, pitching preparation, translating PPT etc.

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