Team of Tugs Pull CSCL Indian Ocean Free from Elbe Riverbed

Above is an AIS recreation of the refloating from VesselTracker: One of the world's largest containerships was pulled free overnight after spending five days hard aground on Germany's Elbe River. The operation to refloat CSCL Indian Ocean began at precisely 2 a.m. when an army of 12 tugboats were simultaneously ordered to push and pull the 399-meter 'megaship' until it … [Read more...]

COSCO, China Shipping Merger to Result in New Company, Regulator Says

SHANGHAI, Jan 4 (Reuters) - China Ocean Shipping Group Co (COSCO) and China Shipping Group Co will become a new entity after merging, led by the latter's current chairman, China's state-owned assets regulator said on Monday. The former rivals said in December they would merge through a series of asset swaps, creating units focused on distinct business areas such as container … [Read more...]

It’s Official: China Confirms COSCO, China Shipping Merger

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) -- China announced plans to reorganize two major shipping groups with combined revenue of more than $40 billion, paving the way for the creation of one of the world’s largest container lines and demonstrating the country’s intent to create national champions that are globally competitive. China Ocean Shipping Group and China Shipping Group … [Read more...]

CSCL Confirms Charters for Six 21,000 TEU Containerships

  A unit of China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has entered into bareboat charter agreements for the leasing of six ultra-large containerships with a near record-setting carrying capacity of 21,000 TEU, CSCL revealed in an announcement to the Hong Kong Exchanges on Friday. Under the agreements, the six vessels will be leased to a CSCL HK by China Shipping for a … [Read more...]