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The Arctic Route

Rotterdam: The Yong Sheng, belonging to Cosco Shipping, has moored at Rotterdam today, becoming the first Chinese merchant ship to transit the Arctic. The ship left Dalian on August 8 and crossed around 3,000 nautical miles before reaching the Dutch port. The route is around two weeks than the traditional trip through Southeast and South Asia and through the Suez Canal.

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The next phase of importer security filings.

CBP has established the next phase of importer security filings which it will strictly enforce.  The effective date is July 9, 2013.  To read the full requirements  for the CBP filling, please reference the link hereafter: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/national/06072013_6.xml 

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CLA Holds Successful 2013 Annual and Strategic Planning Meetings

CLA/IBT managers and staff got a momentary respite from one of the coldest winters in history while attending the Company’s annual strategy conference.  The meeting kicked off with keynote addresses given by Gary Schubert, CLA Executive Vice President and IBT President, and Mr. Du Shuyi, President of CLA.  The meeting is held yearly to outline company goals, and the participants work out the strategies necessary to accomplish those goals efficiently and sustainably, setting the course for CLA and its subsidiary IBT for the next twelve months and beyond.

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CLA Participates in Annual Meeting with Sister Division COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc. in Houston, TX.

Houston, TX was the site of this year’s COSCO Americas, Inc. annual meeting, where all North American and South American COSCO divisions meet to recap past-year performance as well as discuss direction and opportunities present for the coming year.  COSCO Americas, Inc, is the USA parent of CLA and subsidiary IBT.  The group was addressed by CAI president Mr. Liu Hanbo, and division heads.  The tone of the meeting was very upbeat, anticipating further improvement in domestic economies.  Not coincidentally, Houston is the site of one of COSCO’s busiest souther ... read more >>

CLA EVP and IBT President Gary Schubert Receives ‘Role Model Employee’ Award

The Role Model Award is given annually to those individuals within the COSCO Group who exemplify the finest qualities of leadership, skilled management and a dedication to good and fair business practices. In essence, the award notes the recipients’ conduct and suggests that conduct as a standard to follow for all of the people of COSCO, with selection based on both peer submissions and top manag ... read more >>