China Cosco Shipping Corporation set to commence operations

China Cosco Shipping Corporation set to commence operations

China Cosco Shipping Corporation, the new shipping conglomerate formed by the merger of Cosco Group and China Shipping Group, will officially be launched and commence operations in Shanghai on February 18.

Earlier week the restructuring plans of Cosco Group and China Shipping Group were approved by shareholders of each listed entities of the two groups.

China Cosco Shipping Corporation is led by Xu Lirong as chairman and Wang Haimin as general manager of the container shipping division. The new combined entity will become the world’s largest shipping line by quite some distance. With 783 vessels worth $22.95bn, the Chinese giant would be more than $10bn and 500 ships in front of second placed AP Moller Maersk, according to data compiled in August from VesselsValue.com.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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