New China LCL import option

Cosco Shipping Logistics has introduced a new weekly LCL service from Shanghai to the UK (Felixstowe) in conjunction with Cosco Shipping International Freight. Containers will be unpacked at Cosco Shipping Logistics’ ETFS Facility in Basildon, Essex. [+]

Plain sailing for Cosco Logistics

Cosco Shipping Logistics UK recently off-loaded an 8-tonne sailing yacht from a 40ft container at its new London gateway depot. Shipped by CMA CGM from Dubai, dimensions were 11.7x3.7x4.6m. It was loaded onto a yacht transporter using a 26-ton HIAB,2 4m spreader beam for road transportation to Southampton.   [+]

Cosco adds UK haulage surcharge

Chinese shipping line Cosco said it would introduce a haulage surcharge for all containers discharging at UK Ports that use carrier haulage from 1 January. The surcharge will be £50.00 per container and will be reviewed monthly. Vehicle demurrage will also increase to £50 per hour for a 20-foot and ... [+]

Liverpool handles Cosco call

The Port of Liverpool handled a vessel operated by China’s largest shipping line, Cosco on 17 October. The MV Jork was on a feeder service from Rotterdam.  Peel ports described the call as “an important milestone”, adding that it would look to evolve the trial service into a permanent call. Peel ... [+]

Cosco hit by ‘ransomeware attack’

China’s COSCO Shipping Lines confirmed on 25 July that it had been hit by a cyber attack impacting its internet connection within its offices in the US. The incident appeared to be a ransomware attack. With local email and network telephone not working properly, the company decided to shut down ... [+]

Felixstowe hit by IT woes

Shipping lines and freight forwarders are reporting continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe after teething problems hit a new terminal operating system. MSC said it was carrying out a diversion plan to minimise the impact on customers, while Cosco said it was divert vessels and cancelling calls in the Suffolk ... [+]

Ocean unveils new services for April

The Ocean Alliance -CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL – has announced details of its new services from April 2018. The second phase of the network will see the roll out more than 40 services deploying approximately 340 containerships with a capacity of about 3.6 million teu. Routes covering UK ports ... [+]

Four-ship service to the Med

Evergreen is teaming up with COSCO and Yang Ming Line (YML) to create a new joint North Europe – Mediterranean service. The Europe – Med Express (EMX) will use four 4,250teu ships one provided by Evergreen and YML respectively and three by COSCO with a port rotation including Felixstowe to ... [+]

Updated: Grounded Cosco ship brings Antwerp to a halt

Vessel movements into and out of Antwerp have been halted by a grounded container ship in the river Scheldt. Tugs are attempting to tow the 14,000teu CSCL Jupiter off the bank but it is unclear when this will happen. The ship was later reported to have been refloated on the ... [+]

Cosco-OOCL merger to create world’s third largest shipping line

China’s Cosco Shipping confirmed market talk on 9 July when it announced that it was buying a nine-tenths share of Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International, parent company of OOCL, with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) taking the remaining 10%. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but has been accepted ... [+]

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