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COSCO celebrates 20-year partnership with Matson

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-07-12

The COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its partnership with Matson, a US transportation services company based in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 9.

After completing maintenance on a container carrier named “Maunawili”, owned by Matson, the Nantong company has now completed 50 repairs on a total of 23 Matson ships since 2001.

According to its executives, the company is currently focusing on the construction of a garden-like factory, with the aim of building itself into a demonstration area for modern shipping industrial tourism.


A container carrier called “Maunawili”, owned by Matson, berths at a Nantong COSCO Shipping port in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on July 9. [Photo/ntfabu.com]


Heads of the COSCO Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) and Matson attend a ceremony on July 9 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the two sides. [Photo/ntfabu.com]


A Matson senior executive paints on a lion dance costume during the ceremony on July 9. [Photo/ntfabu.com]