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Cosco ship starts second Arctic voyage

Dalian: Cosco’s multi-purpose vessel Yong Sheng (19,461dwt, built 2002), the first Chinese merchant ship to transit the Arctic, started its second Arctic voyage from Dalian Port yesterday.

The ship is expected to arrive at Varberg Port in Sweden around the middle of August and return to China by the the end of October. Cosco said the Arctic route will significantly shorten the shipping distance between China and Europe/North America, reduce fuel consumption and emissions, while improving energy efficiency and operational costs.

Yong Sheng completed the landmark Arctic voyage from Dalian to Rotterdam in 2013.

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.


  1. i think it is china’s good challenge of cosco supported by china government. And i hope to know the cargoes shipped at jang jin, lianyuagang and dailian. And from sewden. Anybody inform me.

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