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In 2013, in line with the company-led strategy to operate owned cutting-edge technology vessels to strengthen its competitive position, CCNI, through its subsidiaries, has entered into two agreements to build state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient 9000 TEU vessels. These two vessels will join two other sister vessels. The shipbuilding contract was entered into by GEN, CCNI’s parent company. These four vessels will be operated under time charter party by CCNI in accordance to the market conditions.


As of March 2011, as part of the growth strategy and in order to potentiate CCNI’s presence in the east coast of South America and strengthen coverage in Latin America, a new weekly maritime carriage service, called Brasil Europe Container, was launched, thus making use of the experience and the agencies network already in the European continent.


CCNI celebrated its 80 years of existence in 2010 by achieving historical results, closing the year with the best profits in history. This was the consequence of the financial strengthening plan, a correct anticipation of the growth in demand and the timely and convenient closure of 19 charters. Only in fleet growth, the company was the third container shipping company in increased capacity during 2010, being positioned now in the 25th place in the Alphaliner world ranking.

Furthermore, this year we were able to materialize a decades-long dream, that is, to extend regional coverage to the east coast of Latin America. First we opened container traffic from Brazil and Argentina to Asia, a service that was profitable from the start due to a booming regional economy, especially in Brazil. Subsequently and in order to strengthen our position in Brazil, we opened a new breakbulk service (project and breakbulk cargo) from Brazil to the Gulf (Houston), thereby materializing our presence in the three major project cargo markets: Northern Europe, U.S. Gulf and Asia (China and Japan).


In 2009, the worldwide crisis had a great impact, and this industry was mainly affected due to the combination of two effects: a marked decrease in carriage demand and an increase in the space supply due to the delivery of vessels, orders of which were performed by shipping companies during the expansion cycle of the last years. CCNI did not suffer directly the financial effects of having received vessels during this crisis; however, we did have to face the collateral effects that this crisis caused on the space supply.

As a consequence of the aforementioned, a strong decrease on the fees took place, which explains to a large extent the results recorded this year


In April 2008, the company decided to create the Line Management in order to archieve maximum visibility and integration among the routes in order to take advantage of the network synergy. Similarly, two new departments were created, the Pricing & Revenue Management and the planning and development. Thanks to this, an informed and rational decision making, based on concrete figures, was assured.

This year, a reefer area was also created, and line managers were appointed by geographical area, that is, Atlantic and Pacific services.


During 2007, CCNI extended its service coverage in Central  America and Europe by appointing agencies in Trinidad and Tobago, Greece and Turkey.

The support and task carried out by this network of agencies greatly contributes to the performance and succes of CCNI's business. During 2006 and 2007, the APE (Agency Performance Evaluation) process was implemented to evaluate the agencies on a quarterly basis, covering operational, logistical, procedural, systems usage and commercial aspects. Thanks to this system, the agencies performance and hight quality services are enhanced, ensuring excellent work for their customers.


We changed the service pattern between West Coast South America and Asia with the new "Asia Express Service". The reconfigured service was structured to provide the fastest transit times from Chile to the markets in Japan and China. "Asia Express Service" had 2 strings: CEX and NAX, both operated with nine vessels each and a round voyage time of 63 days.

Complementing these services, we  launched a new service between Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and Ensenada to Manzanillo (Mexico) where connections will be made with the Asia Express Service. 

As part of  the consolidation plan to the international markets, we presented a new corporative image, which was modern and agreed to the current requirements of the market.

This change obeyed to the effort of the past years of giving efficiency in our delivery services and improving the attention scheme to our clients.


In partnership with the German ship owner Peter Döhle, we acquired three 3100 TEU ships. These vessels will be incorporated in the traffic between Asia and the Western Coast of South America.

The incorporation of these new vessels was part of the 2005 investment plan, which considered the renovation of the fleet, as well as the acquisition of 1,300 refrigerated containers and 12,000 dry containers.


We opened a new regional office CCNI Europe GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. The new office will work closer with the agency network in Europe, strengthening the presence in the European market while providing better overall support, including the newly implemented IT systems.


We opened two new offices in China in the cities of Ningbo and Qingdao and two new offices in Korea, in the cities of Seoul and Busan, becoming the first Latin American shipping company to be establish in this country after the Free Trade Agreement was signed between Chile and Korea.


We  celebrated its 75 years, who was exceptional and achieved the best economic and financial results of our history.


We opened  the first regional office in Hong Kong, and agencies in both, the cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai, strengthening  our  presence in today's growing Asian markets.

We  were the only line offering two direct frequencies pre week in the West Coast of South America - East Asia Trade.


Start-up of the "New OMS Service", a multipurpose service with calls in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, and the West Coast of South America.

Start-up of "Seaspac Service", a multipurpose service with calls in Southeast Asia, the Far East, Central America and the West Coast of South America.

Start-up of the "MED-MEX Service", a container service with calls in the Mediterranean, U.S. Gulf (including Miami) and Mexico.



Start-up of the "New Orient Container Service", a weekly full container service between the West Coast of South America, Central America, North America and the Far East.

Start-up of the "South American Link", a full container service offered direct calls to Manta (Ecuador) and Paita (Peru), aimed at serving these import and export requirements, efficiently.


"Condor Express Service" changed from a full container service to a multipurpose service between Northern Europe and the West Coast of South America, including the Caribbean.

Start-up of the "Caribbean Service", a full container service offered direct calls and weekly sailings, thus connecting all of our services with the Caribbean ports.



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