July 7 - China Overseas Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has strengthened its management team in Rotterdam.

CrossOcean, as agents for the services of COSCOL, has appointed Martin Ilmer as commercial manager tasked with winning breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes for COSCOL's Asia - Europe service.

COSCOL has an ambitious newbuild programme for multi-purpose heavy lift tweendeck vessels with cranes up to 500 tonnes lifting capacity.