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.

The merger of Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines hasn't been without its issues, but the widespread disruption seen in other mergers has not taken place.
11 Aug 2016
Although mergers typically lead to disruption and irate shippers, that has not been the case in the recent merger of Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines.
09 Aug 2016
Zhao Hongzhou, a former general manager at China Shipping Container Lines, has been tapped to lead the integration of of APL’s greater China operations into CMA CGM.
18 May 2016
Cosco Executive Vice President Howard Finkel and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett discuss Cosco’s merger with China Shipping Container Lines, freight rate trends, and the biggest operational change that came out of the West Coast labor strife of 2014 and 2015.
31 Mar 2016
The last financial results for Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines as independent companies highlights the financial difficulties that have forced their merger into China Cosco Shipping.
22 Feb 2016
The newly formed China Cosco Shipping Corp. aims to become the third-largest global container line by boosting its fleet by at least 50,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units to more than 2 million TEUs by the end of 2018.