On February 25, COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. was officially founded. Mr. Sun Wenkui, Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipality, Capt. Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO SHIPPING, Mr. Sun Jiakang, Executive Vice President of COSCO SHIPPING, and Mr. Sun Yunfei, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of COSCO SHIPPING attended the opening ceremony and unveiled the nameplate for the new company.
Mr. Sun Wenkui, Capt. Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) Mr. Wang Guorong, and President of Global Container Refrigeration Mr. Lee Meng Huat respectively addressed the ceremony. Mr. Wang Ran, a member of the Board of Directors and President of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) presided over the ceremony.
Mr. Sun Wenkui said that the founding of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) is a key initiative of COSCO SHIPPING and Tianjin Municipality to jointly implement the major national strategy of coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province and the “1,000-year project” of developing Xiongan New Area. He added that the new company will elevate the sound cooperation between COSCO SHIPPING and Tianjin to a new height. In the future, Tianjin will support local companies, such as COSCO SHIPPING, to grow bigger and stronger in the city by continuing to offer quality services and creating a law-based international business environment.
Capt. Xu Lirong reviewed the years of cooperation and exchanges between COSCO SHIPPING and Tianjin and extended his gratitude to Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Government for supporting the development of COSCO SHIPPING locally. He said the founding of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) is an important step taken by COSCO SHIPPING Group to deepen reforms and accelerate the development of social services, as well as a concrete measure to improve its development strategy in China, especially in the areas north of the Yangtze River and to enhance its overall competitiveness. Based in Tianjin and extending to North China, COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) will be a leader and key pillar of COSCO SHIPPING in social service development in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. According to Capt. Xu, COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) should be precise in positioning and seize the significant opportunity of coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province to expand into new business areas and foster new pillar industries. He also urged the company to carry forward the concept of “One Team, One Culture, One Goal, One Dream” and grow bigger, stronger and better through blazing new trails.
On behalf of the clients, Lee Meng Huat congratulated on the establishment of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin). He said with the support of COSCO SHIPPING’s global logistics service network, the company will create greater commercial and social value for more customers.
Mr. Wang Guorong said in his speech that following national strategies and COSCO SHIPPING’s development plans, COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) will be actively involved in and promote the coordinated development of regional economy. Guided by the concept of “One Team, One Culture, One Goal, One Dream”, the company will make use of favorable policies, adopt a customer-oriented strategy, and take the lead in institutional innovations toward a better future.
At the ceremony, COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) and the People’s Government of Hebei District of Tianjin signed a strategic cooperation agreement. It also inked cooperation agreements and contracts with the Management Committee of Tianjin Airport Economic Area, COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and Goldwind International Holdings (HongKong) Co., Ltd.
A total of 160 people were invited to the ceremony, including leaders from Party committee offices of Tianjin Municipality and related districts, central government organs stationed in Tianjin and authorities of Beijing and Heibei Province, and heads of COSCO SHIPPING’s related divisions and subsidiaries, in addition to partner representatives, directors and supervisors of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin).
Before the ceremony, Mr. Zhang Guoqing, Deputy Secretary of Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Tianjin, met with Capt. Xu Lirong at Tianjin Yingbin Hotel. Zhang congratulated on the founding of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) and the two sided reached an important consensus on expanding cooperation in relevant fields. Mr. Zhang Yuzhuo, a member of the Standing Committee of Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Party Secretary of Binhai New Area, Mr. Sun Wenkui, Mr. Sun Jiakang and Mr. Sun Yunfei also attended the meeting.