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Cosren Shipping Agency
as agents for COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd

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About Us

Cosren Shipping Agency (Pty) Ltd (Co Reg No: 1919/ 005869/ 07) acts as vessel agents for COSCO Container Lines, and commenced trading as a vessel agency in October 1995, initially as a joint venture between Cosco Africa (Pty) Ltd and Rennies Ships Agency (Pty) Ltd. Cosco Africa is a subsidiary of the COSCO Group, and became sole shareholder in 2003. As a result, Cosren became wholly owned by Cosco Africa and is currently now also a subsidiary of the COSCO Group, acting as sole vessel agent for all COSCO vessels calling at South African Ports.

COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company) is the largest liner carrier in China and is one of the largest shipping companies globally, having subsidiary vessel agencies operating all of over the world, and its head office situated in Beijing, China.

The COSCO Group owns and operates nearly 600 ocean going vessels of different types. These COSCO vessels serve over 1100 ports in around 150 countries worldwide. The Cosren trade route stretches from the Far East to South Africa, having fully cellular vessels calling at Durban and Cape Town Port weekly, for both liner and non-liner COSCO vessels.

Cosren is an ISO 9002 company and comprises of offices in Durban (Head Office), Johannesburg and Cape Town, with sub-agencies in other African ports. Cosren offers an extensive and reliable shipping, rail and road service and network to its customers at competitive rates.

Current Service

COSCO Container Lines are proud to offer the following liner services calling at South African Ports weekly:



Port Rotation is currently as follows:

Shanghai - Ningbo - Keelung - Singapore - Durban – Singapore – Shanghai



Port Rotation is currently as follows:

Kaohsiung - Xiamen - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Port Kelang – Durban - Cape Town - Port Kelang - Singapore – Kaohsiung

Social and Community Responsibility

Cosren is a proud regular and annual supporter/ sponsor of the following non-profit BBBEE organisations and charities:


The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organisation that saves lives on South African waters. The NSRI responds 24/7/365, including attending to drownings and responding to seamen distress calls at sea. The NSRI also teaches disadvantaged children about basic water safety through proactive educational initiatives provided by the WaterWise Academy. The NSRI is run by over 900 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year. Donations and sponsorships cover their annual running costs to run their operations. The NSRI has 31 bases around the SA coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 90 rescue craft, 28 rescue vehicles, 10 quad bikes and 10 tractors. The NSRI also has access to a range of helicopters and has a good working relationship with other emergency services. Through team effort the NSRI is able to save lives.

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The QuadPara Association of KZN is an autonomous Non-Profit Organisation and a Public Benefit Organisation that has been developing since 1993. It is responsible for all its own development, project, and administrative funding. The organisation’s aims to deliver life changing services to persons with severe mobility impairments in KwaZulu-Natal, by delivering projects. Quadriplegics are one of the most vulnerable groups within the disability sector. Those who are discharged to rural communities without any support or guidance structures have little chance of surviving the first year – the only dreams available are often nightmares of pain, isolation, poverty, abuse, and death. The Associations’ outreach, Rural Development, and Rural Capacity Building Programs offer a hand of hope and independence to those who so desperately need it.

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The Issy Geshen Lamont Home exists for the provision of frail-care and nursing-care to elderly people who receive a government pension. The Home is situated in Lamontville, 15kms south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Following Mr Geshen’s death in 1979, the committee of the Home resolved to rename the Home in honour of the man who inspired its creation and worked so diligently for its support. In 1980, the Home was registered as an old age facility, in order to qualify for a government subsidy and free medication, and to acquire the services of a State doctor. During 1996, the Home began offering frail care facilities to cater for frail residents. The nursing staff has since expanded to support the additional responsibilities. The Home is made up of a central building offering 27 bedrooms, ample frail care-friendly toilets, bathrooms and showers, a central kitchen and dining room, a TV/recreational lounge, a frail care ward, nurses’ station, matron’s office, the occupational therapist’s office and the administrator’s office. In addition, they have a laundry and a separate tuck shop. The Home also has a surgery for the State doctor who visits us on a weekly basis.

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Contact Information

Durban Office (HO)

Cosco Shipping Lines (South Africa) (PTY) LTD


  • Lincoln on the Lake,2 High Street ,Parkside
  • Umhlanga South Africa
  • 3rd Floor


  • Tel : 031 307 3092
  • Fax : 031 301 6222
  • PO Box 2557, Durban, 4000

Johannesburg Office

Cosco Shipping Lines (South Africa) (PTY) LTD


  • 3rd Floor, Bedford Centre
  • Smith Street
  • Bedford Gardens


  • Tel  : 011 622 5658
  • Fax : 011 622 3057
  • PO Box 751208, Gardenview 2047

Cape Town Office

Cosco Shipping Lines (South Africa) (PTY) LTD


  • Unit 3C ,Matrix,Urban Square,Century City
  • 3rd  Floor
  • Cape Town 7441


  • Tel : 021 418 0690
  • Fax : 021 418 0699
  • PO Box 6635, Roggebaai, 8012