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Mega boxship opens historic China-Taiwan shipping routes
enorth.com.cn   2008-12-17 10:00


(shippingtimes)Ceremonies held at Tianjin and Shanghai...

On 15th, December, a siren hail from M.V.COSCO OCEANIA and M.V. YUAN HE marked an historic stride for direct shipping between mainland China and Taiwan.

The inauguration ceremonies of cross straight direct shipping, part of the 'Three major direct services', were grandly held in Tianjin and Shanghai simultaneously.

Party Secretary of Tianjin government Zhang Gaoli, Vice-Chairman of CPPCC Zheng Wantong, Minister of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Wang Yi, Minister of Transportation Li Shenglin, President of the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chen Yunlin, Mayor of Tianjin Huang Xingguo, Kuomintang (KMT) honorary chairman Lien Chan, President and CEO of COSCO Group Capt. Wei Jiafu, attended the ceremony in Tianjin while Mayor of Shanghai Han Zheng, Vice-Minister of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office Zheng Lizhong, Vice-Minister of Transport Weng Mengyong, Kuomingtang Vice-Chairman Jiang Xiaoyan, Vice-President of ARATS An Min, Executive VP of COSCO Group Zhang Fusheng witnessed the historic event in Shang Hai Yangshan Port.

COSCO OCEANIA, with a TEU capacity of 10,000, departed Tianjin on 15th and will arrive at Kaohsiung on 17th, it is the largest container ship the port has ever received.

YUAN HE left Shanghai on 15th and the voyage to Kaohsiung will only be one day.

When delivered on April 3rd this year, COSCO OCEANIA was the biggest container vessel built in China. She was constructed by Nantong COSCO KHI Shipyard (NACKS).


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