OOCL launches 10th mega-class boxship


By from Hong Kong

Hong Kong container line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) christened the tenth and last in the current series of its 13,208-teu mega-class newbuildings at Samsung Heavy Industry's yard in Geoje Island this week.

The OOCL Singapore was named by the vessel sponsor Brenda Lo, Asia md of Permal (Hong Kong) Limited, and wife of guest of honour Weber Lo, Citi country officer and ceo of Citi Hong Kong and Macau.

Other distinguished guests and institutional supporters included Hisanaga Tanimura, president and ceo of Financial Products Group who also joined the celebration.

Acting cfo of Orient Overseas (International) Limited Alan Tung expressed gratitude to those who had made the newbuilding project possible and highlighted OOCL’s commitment to quality and competitiveness.  “With the delivery of OOCL Singapore, we have received the final vessel from our previous round of Mega Class newbuilding order.  The makeup, cost efficiency and specifications of our fleet is one of our critical competitive advantages in the marketplace,” he said.

The OOCL Singapore will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 6 service where her port rotation is: Kaohsiung / Xiamen / Shekou / Hong Kong / Singapore / Colombo / via the Suez Canal to / Southampton / Antwerp / Hamburg / Rotterdam / via the Suez Canal to / Jebel Ali / Singapore / Shekou / Kaohsiung in a 77-day round trip.