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Chinese shipbuilding corporation will build the first luxury cruise liner
The China Shipbuilding Corporation (KSPC) is forming a joint venture with the American corporation Carnival to build China's first luxury cruise ship. This was reported by the Xinhua news agency.
Chairman of the Board of IASC Hu Wenming noted the growing demand for cruise liners. He pointed out that the establishment of production of such a highly demanded, high level of technology, technology is useful for the Chinese shipbuilding industry, which, under the influence of the global financial crisis, began to suffer from a shortage of new orders.
The head of the Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald, for his part, announced serious attention to the Chinese cruise market. According to him, in the world cruise tourism, the center of gravity is shifted to the East: the Asian market, primarily the Chinese one, has become the most dynamically developing, and the Chinese demand for luxury liners can only grow.
According to forecasts of the Ministry of Transport of China, by 2020, the number of cruise tourists in China will reach 4,5 million, increasing annually by an average of 33 percent compared to 2013 a year.