Company Study of China COSCO Group
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COSCO Container Lines, the wholly-funded subsidiary of COSCO Group, is engaged in container shipping and related business. In the year of 2006, COSCO's fleet possessed 139 ships (including self-owned operation and rental operation) with the average age of 10.3 years and total handling capacity of 400 thousand TEUs. The scale of the fleet ranked first in China and fifth in the world.

COSCO's fleet calls at 120 plus ports in over 40 countries and regions, with the business covering 74 international shipping lines, 12 international branch lines, 17 China's costal shipping lines and 52 PRD and Yangtze River branch lines.

Container shipping is the core business as well as the main revenue source of the company. Container shipping business and related operations generated the income of RMB 27.986 billion, 32.506 billion and 34.909 billion respectively in 2004, 2005 and 2006, up by 16.2% in 2005 and 7.4% in 2006 year on year.

The dock business is operated by COSCO Pacific Limited, the subsidiary of COSCO Group. By 2006, it had invested and operated 24 dock projects as well as owned 115 berths globally; its annual handling capacity had reached 32.79 million TEUs.

Profit Structure of China COSCO, 2004-2006 (RMB Billion)

Global Top 10 Container Shipping Companies by Handling Capacity, 2006

Container Fleet Scale of China COSCO, 2006


1 Company profile 

2 Analysis on container transport business 
2.1 Scale of container fleet 
2.2 Income from freight  
2.3 Freight volume  
2.4 Shipping price 

3 Analysis on dock business 
3.1 Ranking of dock business 
3.2 Invested major docks 
3.3 Influence of dock business on the company's profit 

4 Container rental business
4.1 Ranking of container rental business 
4.2 Focus on long-term container rental business 
4.3 Estimated revenue from container rental  

5 Analysis on the company's risk resistance ability
Container shipping value chain of COSCO
Prime Operating Revenue Composition of COSCO, 2004-2006 
Operating Profit Composition of COSCO, 2004-2006 
Global top 10 container shipping companies by handling capacity, 2006 
Scale of COSCO's container fleet, 2006 
Income and variation of major lines of COSCO's container shipping business 
Transport volume of major lines of COSCO's container shipping business 
Future growth in the handling capacity of COSCO's container fleet 
Drewry supply and demand index and container weighted freight 
Global 10 largest dock operators and the container handling capacity, 2005 
Major operation data of docks invested by COSCO Pacific Limited 
Container fleet scales and market share of the world's top 10 container rental companies, 2006 
Operation of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd by business sector, 2004-2006 

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