MV DA CHANG created a record on the largest cargo volume for a single vessel of COSCO Shipping

From November 22 to 24 2013, MV DA CHANG, the 28.000 DWT new heavy lift vessel of COSCO Shipping, successfully loaded 99 pieces of wind turbine blades, 18 nacelles and 18 hubs in Xingang for Coquimbo in Chile. The total cargo volume was up to 61.000 freight tons and created a record as largest cargo volume for a single vessel of COSCO Shipping. All cargo was loaded, lashed and secured within a time span of only 2 days.


DA KANG loads another two gantry cranes for APM Maasvlakte II terminal


Cosco Shipping’s DA KANG has loaded over the weekend of 30 November another
two large dismantled gantry cranes for APM Terminals. These cranes, with an outreach
of 25 rows and fully remote controlled, will be, when fully build up, belong to the largest
gantry cranes in the world.

The DA KANG is expected to arrive in Rotterdam on 12 January next.

DA TAI joins Cosco Shipping fleet

On 11 September 2013 COSCO Shipping took delivery of the third DA III vessel, out of a series of eight, the DA TAI.
The DA III-type vessels are equipped with 350 ton cranes that can lift 700 tons in tandem. An unobstructed weather
deck of 147 x 23,2 m allows for the transportation of large industrial objects. The DA TAI will make her maiden voyage
from Asia in the COSCO Shipping service to Europe.

Yong Sheng arrived in Rotterdam via Northern Sea Route on September 10th 2013


“Mu Dan Song” joins Cosco Shipping fleet

On 19 March 2012 Cosco Shipping took delivery of the ‘Mu Dan Song’
She is the 8th ship out of a series of 10 built by Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding company Ltd for Cosco Shipping. With an intake of 27.000 tons deadweight and combined gear of 180 metric tons she will be employed in Cosco Shipping’s global network as from now on.

Da Zhong loads 158 large steel tubes in Mersin

On 25 February Cosco Shipping’s vessel “Da Zhong” moored in Mersin to load 158 large tubes destined for Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where she is expected to arrive on 8 March next.
The cargo nearly covered the entire weather deck of the vessel and it was loaded by using the “Da Zhong’s” 250 metric ton cranes.

“Tai An Kou” visits Rotterdam

On 30 December Cosco Shipping’s semi-submersible ‘Tai An Kou’ arrived at Rotterdam loaded with the jack-up platform JB 117. After the float-out discharging operation, which took place on 31 December 2011, the ‘Tai An Kou’ will be prepared to load a number of large river cruise vessels destined for the Mediterranean.

Cosco Shipping takes delivery of “Ji Xiang Song”

On 29 December 2011 Cosco Shipping Co., Ltd. Guangzhou has taken delivery of the ‘Ji Xiang Song’.

The ‘Ji Xiang Song’ is the first of 27.000 ton multi-purpose vessels that was ordered with CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Co. on 30 March 2010. Her three other sister vessels will be delivered during 2012.

The maiden voyage of the ‘Ji Xiang Song’ will start in Korea and China and will bring her to the East Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Equipped with loading gear up 180 ton lifting capacity, these 179,50 m long vessels are able to sail at a speed of 15 knots will be employed worldwide in Cosco Shipping’s global network.

MV Da Tong Yun joins Cosco Shipping fleet

As from late November, the Da Tong Yun will start her maiden voyage from China to Europe. This is the sixth vessel out of a series of eight heavy lift vessels that will join the fleet of Cosco Shipping. Two cranes of 200 tons each, in combination with a weather deck of 132 m long by 23 m wide, makes it a very versitile vessel.

The Da Tong Yun will commence her first voyage on 20 November next from China.

Full details of the DA-class vessel can be found here.