Mr. Li Shao De, President of China Shipping (Group) Company, received the prestigious International Hall of Fame Award for 2009. The Maritime Association Port of New York & New Jersey founded this award in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries, who through excellence in their company, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st century.

China Shipping (Group) is the parent company of three publicly traded companies, which include China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL) and China Shipping Development Co., Ltd. (CSDC), which are listed on the Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. It also owns China Shipping (Hainan) Haisheng Shipping Co., Ltd., which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Li is also Chairman of CSCL and CSDC. China Shipping currently has over 450 ships of various types with an aggregated deadweight of nearly 19 million tons.