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+++++  Dear customer, ++++++

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’.

CCAM Rule Update 2018

Dear valued customer

Please find attached our official notice regarding the adjustment of the CHINA CUSTOMS ADVANCE MANIFEST (CCAM) REGULATION.


With this CCAM notice we would like to draw your attention to the details of our different closings:

Adjustment To China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation

AMS/CCAM closing: Is set for POD authorities to be able to perform a risk analysis, at this stage we only need info to prepare cargo manifest (goods description / expected weight / BL parties / etc.).

  • Container does not need to be physical at the terminal. 

Container closing: This closing is for the physical availability of container at terminal , if this closing is before start of storage free time conditions it will be the trigger for calculating storage charges.

  • Storage charges :
    • Charges calculated by the Carrier for quay rent of containers after a certain free time period (=Full In Terminal/Full Out Terminal). Is calculated from the day when full container arrives at the terminal until sailing date, both days included, more detailed info on our website

VGM closing: closing for VGM weight, container does not need to be at terminal if this would be before container closing.

For CCAM closing please check

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