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Coscol scores Shell semisub transport contract

The heavylift arm of China’s largest maritime conglomerate, Cosco Shipping (Coscol), has signed a contract with Shell Offshore to transport the Appomattox semisubmersible offshore platform hull from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas. This contract was awarded as part of an enterprise frame agreement between Shell and Coscol.

Shell’s 41,165-tonne hull will be transported on Coscol’s Guang Hua Kou, the new 98,000 dwt flagship of the fleet under construction in Guangzhou and due for delivery late next year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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