For full price information, please visit COSCO SHIPPING LINES’s website  :

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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’.

China’s First 20,000 TEU Containership COSCO SHIPPING ARIES etd 01/03/2018 Antwerp

Cosco Shipping’s First Mega Newbuilding Vessel


etd 01/03/2018  Antwerp

Dear customer ,

Are you courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate?!  

Then ship on our newbuild vessel with the name of the first sign in the zodiac:  Aries!




The presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic, continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything.  

The brand new mega vessel COSCO SHIPPING ARIES was named after this most active sign!        The ms COSCO SHIPPING ARIES, China’s first 20,000 TEU was delivered in Nantong on January 16 th.  

It is the largest and most advanced containership delivered by a Chinese shipyard to date.   Known as “Sea Castle”, it is the one of the longest vessels in the world, with an overall length of 400 meters, molded beam and depth of 58.6 and 30.7 meters, maximum deadweight of 197,000 tons, and a deck area larger than four standard soccer fields. The design of this vessel, a model of next-generation ULCS, embraces the philosophy of environmental protection. It is fitted with an intelligent ship energy efficiency system and offers advantages in low fuel consumption, large capacity, high intelligence and strong port worthiness.

Its carrying capacity, operating speed and safety performance are among the top worldwide while its energy consumption is far less than its peers and energy efficiency index about 50% lower than the industry benchmark, meeting the international emission standard in a decade. An LNG system is reserved on board for the future conversion of large-capacity LNG bunker serving in specific routes.


COSCO SHIPPING ARIES will call at Antwerp (DP World 1700)

1 st of MARCH  with following destinations :

SHANGHAI (30 days) , TIANJIN (34 days) , DALIAN (36 days) & QINGDAO (38 days)


Closing date:                        Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 21.00

IMO en Reefer                    Monday , 26 February, 2018

AMS closing date:               Thursday, 22 February, 2018 – 12.00

VGM closing date:               Friday, 23 February, 2018 – 16.00

ETD :                                     Thursday , 01March, 2018 – 07.00 

Looking forward to receiving your cargo on our brand new vessel ! 

For booking, pls contact our booking and customer service :

0032 (0)3 222 17 61   &   email :

For pricing, pls contact our sales & marketing dept.

Myriam Van Gestel : 0032(0)3 2221756 –

Robert Massart : 0032(0)3 2221509 –

Philippe Deckers : 0032(0)3 2221592 –

Thanks for your great support !

best regards

Philippe Deckers