About Cosco Belgium
Cosco Belgium’s History
Linking Europe with China:
In February 1960 the Antwerp Shipping Agency Furness Shipping & Agency Co. N.V., won the agency for China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), the national carrier of the PR China.
In 1980 the joint-venture Cosfur Shipping & Agency Co. N.V. was created confirming Cosco’s commitment to Antwerp.
In 1984 Cosco’s 800 teu vessel “E Cheng” sailed from Antwerp to China, starting the first regular monthly full-container link between Europe and PR China. It evolved to the current 3 sailings per week to the Far East and China.
In 1998 Cosco Belgium N.V., a fully owned Cosco Company, was founded. It operates as the agent for Cosco’s Container Line, General Cargo Lines and tramping services for Belgium, Luxemburg and it’s hinterland.
Cosco’s Current services:
Being the leading container logistics company for China, Cosco offers its customers full coverage of East-West trade lanes, with many of the fastest transit times.
As a member of the CHKY Alliance regular services connect Asia, North America, Europe, the Indian Sub-continent and the Middle East. Services to Australia and New Zealand complete coverage in Asia-Pacific.
Cosco Belgium has long recognized the importance of IT on the transport industry and was one of the first European offices to implement this world-wide information system.
E-commerce features such as the container tracking system further strengthen Cosco's position as a market leader in world shipping.
Cosco owns one of the youngest container fleets (over 200,000 TEU) in the industry and includes General Purpose, High Cube, Open Top, Flat Racks and 20’ and 40’ reefer containers. It controls several terminals and depots in Belgium and Luxemburg.
Our in house team of forwarding specialists will assist customers with a full logistics package. Antwerp’s excellent location enables Cosco Belgium to offer exporters and importers swift and made-to-measure logistic services.