Monday, April 23, 2012

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) 50th Anniv.

Date of Issue: August 08, 2011

China Post issued a set of two stamps to commemorate COSCO's (China Ocean Shipping Company) 50th Anniversary.

Adopting the design of images of a container ship and a bulk carrier, the stamps embody the themes of container shipping and bulk shipping respectively.  

In the backdrop of China's Shanghai port, the container ship themed stamp displays a design from the MV.COSCO Asia, a sixth generation container ship that represents the future boom and continued prosperity of China's maritime industry.

The bulk ship themed stamp adopts the image of MV. Xinshenghai sailing at the Sydney Harbor. The presence of a COSCO bulk carrier at a key overseas bulk shipping port symbolizes the growing international reputation of China's shipping community and the globalization of China's shipping industry.

Many thanks to my friend, Xu Wei from Suzhou, China for sending me the set of stamps on envelope.

Text Source: Cosco.com

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