Cosco Shipping Line, looking to expand their lines, is planning the Cosco Shipping Leo
to start operating on April 10 and to join the routes between the Far East and Europe (AEUR3), enabling Cosco Shipping Line to optimize its global maritime routes planning and improve its maritime transport service.
The naming ceremony for the Cosco Shipping Leo
, ultra-large containership (ULCS) of 20,000 TEU built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (Nacks), was held in Nantong, China, on March 22th
. The construction period for the ULCS set a new record of these type of containerships for Nacks.
Chairman and Party Secretary of Cosco Shipping, Capt. Xu Lirong, Executive Vice President, Mr. Yu Zenggang, and Vice Mayor of Nantong Mr. Lu Weidong, as well as guests and representatives from Cosco Shipping, Cosco Shipping Lines, Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry, Lloyd’s Register, and China 3 cut the ribbon.
AEU3 port rotation, in which Cosco Shipping Leo
will participate, is Piraeus (Greece), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium). It will offer rapid and stable shipping service from North China, East China and Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe.Cosco Shipping Leo
, as a sister ship of the previously delivered Cosco Shipping Aries, is the second UCLS in the serial vessels built by Nacks forCosco Shipping Lines. Cosco Shipping Leo started sea trials on March 27.
Over just two months, the sister ships were successfully delivered and named. It demonstrated the extraordinary competitiveness of Cosco Shipping in building mega ships in the world.
With information from:https://portalportuario.cl/cosco-shipping-leo-comenzara-a-navegar-a-contar-del-10-de-abril/https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/cosco-shipping-names-its-new-20000-teu-container-ship-leo/http://www.mundomaritimo.cl/noticias/el-ldquocosco-shipping-leordquo-se-une-a-la-flota-ulcs-de-ldquo0000-teus-de-cosco-shipping-lines