No alliance changes yet for Cosco or China Shipping

No alliance changes yet for Cosco or China Shipping

No decision has yet been made on where the new Chinese mega carrier – China Cosco Shipping Corp (COSCOCS) – will go in terms of container alliances, according to a spokeswoman in an emailed reply to Reuters on Friday.

Speculation has been rife that COSCOCS will link with CMA CGM, Evergreen and OOCL to create a new alliance that would shake up all the existing liner alliances. Cosco is currently part of the CKYHE alliance, while China Shipping is in the Ocean 3.

“The new group will choose its future partners carefully, and is committed to building a strong and competitive alliance,” a spokeswoman for COSCOCS said in an email to Reuters.

“To ensure continued and stable services, the company will maintain operations in the two alliances until the alliance reorganisation is complete.”

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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    February 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

    If new alliances are formed, there will tough competition in the market. So what will happen to the small players?