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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’.

Intra Europe service


In order to link the North West European ports with the Mediterranean area, Cosco and its partners decided to integrate a port call at Piraeus in both west- and outbound schedules of the existing Asia to Europe services NE2 & NE7.

For shipments out of Antwerp,  it means that Cosco offers a 9 days transit time service to Piraeus and this twice a week.

The port of Piraeus is Cosco’s main hub in the Med from where connecting departures on own & dedicated feeders are offered to/from:

Greece :              Thessaloniki

Turkey :               Istanbul ( Haydarpasa, Kumport(Ambarli), Yilport (Gebze), Izmir & Mersin

Russia :                Novorossiysk

Romania :            Constantza

Bulgaria :             Varna

Ukraine :              Odessa

Croatia :               Rijeka

Slovenia :              Koper

Israel :                  Haifa & Ashdod

Italy :                    Genoa, La Spezia, Naples, Livorno, Venice & Ancona

Egypt :                  Port Said


For more information & offers please contact  Cosco Belgium Sales Department ( or call +32 3 2221702.