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.

New ocean freight calculation system as from 1 May 2018

Dear Customer,


Please be informed that, with effect from 01st May 2018, COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., LTD. will change the calculation

of ocean freight validity from Sailing Date to Receiving Date. The ocean freight will then be calculated as from 1st full Gate in date

at hub, if more than one container under same shipment or B/L, the one lastly received by carrier will be considered.


Which trades are affected?


Cosco Shipping will further expand our Presence in South America

Dear valued Customer & Partner

In our search for Globalization, we are happy to announce that Cosco Shipping will further expand our Presence in South America.

As from April ( 2018 ) Cosco Shipping will be Partner on EUROSAL XL Service to/from West Coast South America.

Cosco Shipping Belgium will be able to load your cargo as from MS Callao Express, ETS Antwerp 10 April 2018.

We are confident that Cosco Shipping’s strong growth ambition will assist you in your Daily Business .

Cosco Launches brand new NET 2 Intra Europe Service !!

Cosco Launches brand new NET 2 Intra Europe Service !!

Start Antwerp: Saturday 2 December 2017

North Europe Port Rotation: Rotterdam – Felixstowe – Hamburg – Antwerp

Direct Calls to: Casablanca – Piraeus – Alexandria ( El Dekheila ) – Haifa – Mersin

For your enquiries, please contact:

Dimitri Ploegaerts         

Mathias Somers