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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’.

COSCO SHIPPING pledges to offer customers with favorable equipment policies to tackle the current difficulties

COSCO SHIPPING pledges to offer customers with favorable equipment policies to tackle the current difficulties.


Dear valued Customers,

In order to facilitate the prevention and control of novel coronaviruses and better accommodate the customers’ needs in cargo arrangement during this period, we hereby announce specific policy on container free use in mainland China: All Extra DND amount incurred during Jan 24, 2020 to Feb 9,2020 will be waived.

According to China State Council and local governments' instruction, COSCO SHIPPING lines HQ and regional offices in China will extend the 2020 Chinese New Year holiday. Our staff on duty has already been properly arranged during the extended holiday. You may contact us through the following public customer service email accounts in case you need any assistance. You may check detailed staff on duty list for each regional offices by click City name by the end of this article.

The case by case application should be made by CNEE to POD local agencies(not by POL agency) who will summary all applications and apply to HQ all together


COSCO SHIPPING lines HQ and regional offices in China (except Wuhan) will resume work on February 10, 2020 (Monday). The resuming plan of Wuhan will be further announced.  For the health and safety of our customers and employees, anti-epidemic measures in all our offices will be enhanced, and we look forward to your best understanding and kind cooperation.

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Jan 31, 2019