Hong Kong's OOCL Name Korea-built Mega-Containership

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
OOCL Naming Ceremony: Photo credit OOCL

The 13,208 TEU containership  was christened 'OOCL Chongqing' at a ceremony in the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea.

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

Among distinguished guests was the vessel Sponsor Mr. He Guangbei, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., who performed the formalities to unveil the brand new ship. 

In conveying his thanks to the Sponsor, Mr. C. C. Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited said:  “Mr. He represents an international banking giant that OOCL is proud to have had a long-standing business relationship of over 20 years.   Since 1990, we have expanded and deepened our business relationship with the BOC and to this day they are one of our top banking partners.”

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 290 offices in 60 countries.

In the picture: (L-R) Mr. D.Y.Park, President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Heavy Industries; Mr. He Guangbei, Sponsor of OOCL Chongqing / Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd.; Mr. C.C.Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited


 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Container Ships

NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011. The TAIC’s

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Costa Rica Approves APM Terminals Project

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday Costa Rica's environment agency had approved the construction of its Moin Container Terminal project.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.3056 sec (3 req/sec)