Shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held a naming ceremony for ‘OOCL Korea’ on Geoje Island in South Korea on April 11. The vessel is the newest 13,208 TEU containership joining the OOCL fleet to operate in the Asia-Europe trade.
In his remarks on the occasion Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL said: “We believe that a modern fleet is essential to delivering premium customer service. The productivity gains and greater economies of scale that can be achieved with the next generation of Mega vessels are clear, and by continually enhancing our fleet we can remain competitive and provide quality services to customers that OOCL is well known for.”
“The container shipping industry is an extremely capital intensive one and we have been very grateful to many of our friends, business associates and institutional partners throughout these years in supporting our business and believing in our ability to stay ahead of the curve in the industry, ” Mr Tung continued.
Among distinguished guests at the ceremony was the vessel’s sponsor, Mrs. Shirley Peng, who unveiled the ‘OOCL Korea’ after officially wishing the vessel and her crew all the best in providing a vital link to world trade.
The OOCL Korea 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.
OOCL, April 17, 2014