Born from the merger of COSCO Container Division with COSCO Shanghai on
January 27th, 1997 in Shanghai China, COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd.
(abbreviated as COSCON) is a key company specializing in container
transport under COSCO Group. Our business scope ranges from
international to domestic container transport by sea, space booking,
ship's chartering, shipping agency, ship's trade, ship's stores,
spare parts, ship's provision and bunkers, to other shipping-related
businesses, onshore enterprises, telecommunications, labor leasing,
warehousing and multi-modal transport.
COSCON currently owns over 100 container vessels
totaling roughly 250,000 TEUS, among which 9 post-Panamax full
container vessels with 5400 TEUS each are the most advanced in the
world. Our annual turnover is up to 4 million TEUs, accounting for
4.2% of the total global share. Operating over 20 main shipping
routes connecting over 100 principal ports on the globe, COSCON
stands in first place as the biggest container carrier in China and
ranks among the top global liners as well. In mainland China, an
immense service web with more than 300 freight organizations
affiliated to COSCON as in Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai,
Guangzhou, Xi'an, Wuhan and other cities covers all the railway hubs,
international airports and major coastal ports. Beyond China, COSCON
has woven a huge global container service network which consists of
more than 1000 agencies, spanning almost all the global transport
hubs and dynamic economic areas. We have been enhancing our
multi-modal transport network throughout Europe, America, Asia,
Africa and Australia, providing comprehensive service without
interruption to our customers.
COSCON has always attached great importance to the
improvement of service quality and stuck to the principle of
"Market-Orientation and Customer Satisfaction-Focusing", and we are
the first shipping line in China which has acquired the ISO 9002
certifications from CCS and DNV.
As Shanghai is being built into an international
shipping center, COSCON, with 40 years of experiences in ocean
shipping, will strive to be a first class global carrier and create a
brilliant future in the 21st century.