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Considering the increased risk situation around the Middle East, especially for cargo moving through the Hormuz strait/Gulf of Aden/Persian Gulf,

COSCO SHIPPING LINES decided to implement a WRS (War Risk Surcharge) for all shipments of AET trade on ocean freight payer’s account and effective as from 21/07/2019 till further notice.

Amount: $ 50,- per TEU Effective as from 21/07/2019;


1. Gulf area includes: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (Eastern Coastal), Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates & Oman.

2. Europe includes: North West Europe and Mediterranean countries involved. WRS is floating and will be reviewed till further notice. It will invoiced on top of basic ocean freight and other surcharges.

3.      For Syria inbound shipments, a WRS of $ 74,- / $ 148,- will be implemented.

We draw your attention to our new storage charges valid as from 1st of February 2019.  New charges will be applicable for containers loaded on or discharged from vessel as from 1st of February 2019.

Please be informed that as from 01.12.2018, COSCO Shipping Lines will apply an EIS (equipment imbalance charge) for shipments from Europe to Indonesia of usd 20/20’ and usd 30/40’.

CargoSmart – Your Centralized Platform for Integration

CargoSmart – Your Centralized Platform for Integration

If you have a high shipment volume, you may want to transmit data by direct integration to save time copying and re-keying information into your system. CargoSmart provides direct integration services if you would like to manage your shipment data with COSCON more efficiently.

CargoSmart integrates with COSCON and saves you time by minimizing the number of connections and message sets you need to manage. CargoSmart supports common industry standard message formats, including ANSI-X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and XML for direct integration. You only need to integrate once with CargoSmart.

CargoSmart also works closely with COSCON to ensure your data format requirements are met. CargoSmart’s system automatically monitors message integrity and can issue reports and email notifications to the appropriate parties if the message fails established criteria.

With CargoSmart as your solution provider to centralize and standardize all your carrier shipment information, you leverage CargoSmart’s years of technical and industry expertise and extensive project management experience. From the review of the initial requirements through final implementation, CargoSmart will help ensure that you achieve your automation and visibility goals.

To learn more about CargoSmart’s integration solutions, contact CargoSmart at or provide your contact information by completing this online form:

About CargoSmart

CargoSmart Limited provides global shipment management software solutions that enable shippers, consignees, logistics service providers, NVOCCs, and ocean carriers to improve planning and on-time deliveries. Connected to over 30 ocean carriers, CargoSmart leverages big data sources and a cloud-based platform to offer award-winning sailing schedules, visibility, documentation, contract management, compliance, and benchmarking solutions.

Launched in 2000, CargoSmart helps over 130,000 transportation and logistics professionals to increase delivery reliability, lower transportation costs, and streamline operations. For more information, please visit

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EDI for COSCO and Cargosmart

How to proceed for edi via CargoSmart :

  1. Ask us your Carrier Customer Code (SAPID). CargoSmart will need this for associating to their CargoSmart ID.
  2. Fill in the lead-gen page for EDI connection request.
  3. You will be contacted by CargoSmart.