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Cosco mulls more Arctic voyages

China’s state-run shipping giant Cosco Group is currently considering routine navigation through Arctic waters as a short cut linking China and Europe.

Cosco’s Yong Sheng vessel completed its second round trip Arctic voyage between China and Europe in October. It sailed nearly 20,000 nautical miles during the 55-day voyage.

In a seminar focused on Arctic shipping held last week, shipping experts discussed the possibilities of normalising the Arctic shipping route of Yong Sheng.

“The company is considering increasing the number of ships sailing via the new path,” said Cai Meijiang, general manager of the safety and technical supervision department at Cosco.

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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