OOCL Mega-Container Ship Named in Korea

MarineLink.com
Thursday, September 05, 2013
OOCL Bangkok naming ceremony: Photo credit OOCL

OOCL Bangkok took center stage at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard as the sponsor, Mrs. Betty Tung, delivered an Encomium that blessed the mega vessel, as well as her cargo and all the people who will sail with her.

In his ceremonial address, Mr. C. C. Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the newbuilding and highlighted the importance of the new mega vessels to OOCL.  “In today’s challenging global economic environment, the industry is becoming ever more competitive for ocean liners and everyone up and down the supply chain.  Notwithstanding the turbulent times, OOCL continues to focus on delivering the best quality services to our customers, supported by state-of-the-art information technology and top-of-the-line shipping assets,” said Mr Tung. 



“So that is why our investments in these 13 thousand TEU vessels will be an important part to improving our competitive edge as the new generation of ships are designed and built with better efficiency in mind,” Mr Tung added.

Mrs. Tung was joined by her husband, Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China, as  Guest of Honor.

The OOCL Bangkok will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 5 service where her port rotation is: Kwangyang / Pusan / Shanghai / Ningbo / Yantian / Shekou / Singapore / via the Suez Canal to / Rotterdam / Hamburg / Southampton / via the Suez Canal to / Singapore and back to Kwangyang in a 77-day round trip.

 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

D'Amico Orders Two 'Eco' LR1 Product Tankers

D'Amico International Shipping has ordered two new long range one product tankers, to be built by Vietnam’s Vinashin Shipyard Co for about $44m each.   The tankers

Vyborg Shipyard to Build Icebreaker

Vyborg Shipyard signed a License and Concept Design Agreement with the Finnish engineering company Aker Arctic Technology for two icebreaking support vessels.   Two

SENER Debuts Latest FORAN Release

At  Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement,

Container Ships

Hapag-Lloyd's New Set-up in Mediterranean

As one of the top global carriers Hapag-Lloyd offering a comprehensive service network have announced their new service Turkey Israel Express. Furthermore

BIMCO, Global Shipping Forum launch “SERVICECON”

BIMCO and the Global Shipping Forum have now launched a new standard contract – named “SERVICECON” – which simplifies and harmonises terms and conditions for

Bollore Consortium Misses out on Cameroon's Kribi Port Shortlist

A consortium led by France's Bollore failed to make the final shortlist of firms vying to manage a new container terminal in Cameroon's southern port of Kribi,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1823 sec (5 req/sec)