China Shipping Container Lines

China Shipping Container Lines

China Shipping Container Lines is the world’s eighth-largest container shipping company, with a fleet that comprises of 148 vessels with a total operating capacity of more than 610,000 TEUs. Established in Shanghai in 1997, the shipping line is present in more than 100 countries around the world.

CSCL, which is affiliated with China Shipping Company, posted revenue of RMB 15.5 billion in 2013 — up 3.5 percent from the previous year. The company recorded a net loss of RMB 1.26 billion, down 1.8 percent from the previous year’s net loss of RMB 1.28 billion.

CSCL was the 15th-ranked container carrier in U.S. containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 611,666 TEUs, up 1.7 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 3.4 percent. It was No. 18 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 273,061 TEUs, up 1.2 percent year-over-year and market share of 2.1 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

Malik al Ashtar container ship of UASC
09 Sep 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Co. today ended weeks of feverish speculation by unveiling the "Ocean Three" alliance that will operate some of the world’s biggest container vessels on the major east-west liner trade routes.
14 Jul 2014
China e-commerce giant Alibaba will partner with state-owned China Shipping Group to set up an integrated and
10 Jul 2014
With the body of the failed P3 Network still warm, the world's top two carriers have announced a new global agreement without CMA CGM.
24 Jun 2014
The worst is over for the Asia-Europe container trade as slow-steaming and scrapping of old vessels begin to address excess capacity, according to a recent report from HSBC’s transport analysts.
18 Jun 2014
At the end of this month, four ocean carriers will launch a new joint service connecting China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
17 Jun 2014
The rejection of the P3 shows how dominant the world’s largest carriers were set to become if their proposed mega-alliance took effect.
UASC ship al-Sabahia
23 May 2014
In the face of looming competition from new or expanded ocean shipping alliances among the biggest carriers, smaller lines are taking steps to ensure their own long-term survival.
Container ship in Hamburg, Germany.
08 Apr 2014
The 2013 financial reporting season for container lines ended for many carriers in a sea of red ink as high bunker prices and weak freight rates combined to drag down profits.
02 Apr 2014
Maersk Group signed an agreement with China Shipping paving the way for negotiations on further collaboration on new container terminal projects and the establishment of joint ventures with its port arm, APM Terminals.
28 Mar 2014
The two largest Chinese container lines have more reason to work together after they both continued to suffer from overcapacity and lackluster demand in the container shipping industry in 2013.
REX3/RES2/ARC2 port rotation
24 Mar 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Co. will launch a new jointly operated, fixed-day weekly service...
Port of Hong Kong
13 Mar 2014
The Port of Hong Kong got a much needed boost in its capacity to handle container mega-ships...