Cosco changes name to Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers


Specialist heavy lift owner and operator Cosco Shipping Company Limited (Coscol) has changed its name to Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers Co, in line with a organisational reform of its parent firm.

Shanghai-listed Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers currently operates more than 150 ships ranging from heavy lifts, semi-submersibles, ro-ros and ice-class vessels.

The new name follows the merger of the two state-owned shipping conglomerates, China Cosco Group and China Shipping Group, to form China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited (Cosco Shipping).

Since the official launch of Cosco Shipping in February and a rebranding in September, the group’s various subsidiaries have gone through organisational restructures, including changing of company names to reflect their respective business strategy going forward.

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