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Cosco secures COA from PetroChina

Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation, the tanker unit of China Cosco Shipping, has signed a COA with state-run energy giant PetroChina to transport oil from the Middle East.

Under the contract, Cosco will transport oil for PetroChina from the Persian Gulf to Made Island in Kaukphyu, Myanmar and the oil will then head to PetroChina’s Yunnan plant through the China – Myanmar oil pipeline.

PetroChina believes the COA contract will greatly save the company’s logistics cost, although the contract terms were not disclosed.

Cosco Shipping Energy has been undergoing a major fleet expansion plan recently, having ordered a total of 14 tankers at Chinese yards. In the past two months, the company has ordered seven tankers at DSIC in November, seven tankers at GSI and two tankers at DACKS in December.

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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