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’.

COSCO Shipping's Ultra-Large Container Ship - Universe

COSCO Shipping's Ultra-Large Container Ship “Universe” 21,237 TEU  ETD Antwerp: 25/07/2018

Dear customer,

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Cosco Shipping Universe (21,237 TEU)!!!

The vessel breaks China's record of largest container ship, which was set just last month by another COSCO ship: the COSCO Shipping Virgo, with a cargo capacity of 20,119 TEU. The Universe is 400 meters long and 58.6 meters wide, with a maximum draft of 16 meters and a design speed of 22 knots.

The ship was developed to be green and smart. It is China's first time installing an intelligent system in an ultra-large container ship (ULCS). Equipped with multiple cabin monitoring and alarm systems, and efficiency management and closed-circuit television monitoring systems, crew members will be able to conduct real-time surveillance over the performance of the unmanned cabins and all the key parts of the ship. The most advanced pilot control system, local area network system and ship-shore satellite communication system in the cab ensure a safe voyage and smooth communication.

Cosco Shipping Universe will call at Antwerp (DP World 1700)  23 July 2018 with following destinations:

SHANGHAI (27 days), TIANJIN (30 days), DALIAN (32 days) & QINGDAO (35 days)

Closing date:                        Thursday, 19 July 2018 – 21.00

AMS closing date:               Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 – 16.00

VGM closing date:               Thursday, 19 July, 2018 – 16.00

ETD:                                      Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 – 00.00 


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

For booking, please contact our booking and customer service:

0032 (0)3 222 17 61 & email:


For pricing, please contact our sales & marketing department:

Myriam Van Gestel : 0032(0)3 2221756 –

Robert Massart : 0032(0)3 2221509 –

Philippe Deckers : 0032(0)3 2221592 –

Thanks for your great support!