China's Belt and Road Initiative has driven investment in various ports in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Malaysia, which could change the landscape of shipping hubs in the region. The shipping industry has seen consolidation in the recent years due to an oversupply of container ships against slack global trade growth. China's import demand will be a key driver for the shipping industry, and China will be among the biggest factors that shape the future of the energy and maritime sector in the next five to 10 years.

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