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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.

CargoSmart – Your Centralized Platform for Integration

CargoSmart – Your Centralized Platform for Integration

If you have a high shipment volume, you may want to transmit data by direct integration to save time copying and re-keying information into your system. CargoSmart provides direct integration services if you would like to manage your shipment data with COSCON more efficiently.

CargoSmart integrates with COSCON and saves you time by minimizing the number of connections and message sets you need to manage. CargoSmart supports common industry standard message formats, including ANSI-X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and XML for direct integration. You only need to integrate once with CargoSmart.