COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has launched a dedicated service for transporting construction vehicles to Southeast Africa.
Recently, a COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers-operated vessel, Feng Huang Song, was loaded with 467 tractors, tankers, and mining trucks departed the port of Qingdao in Shandong Province, headed for Africa.
The project team decided to use the multipurpose vessel with three decks for the service.
“As the initial market that many Chinese construction vehicle manufacturers have entered, Africa is also one of the largest export destinations for these types of products,” said COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers. “In recent years, as many Chinese enterprises have implemented infrastructure projects and built factories in Africa, the local demand for construction vehicles is growing. Meanwhile, export difficulties encountered by Chinese construction vehicle manufacturers have also become more prominent due to the constraints of ro-ro ship transport capacity and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”