At a christening ceremony held on Geoje Island in South Korea yesterday, OOCL celebrated the naming of the tenth 13,208 TEU containership that will be joining the company’s fleet this year.
In front of many honorable guests and institutional supporters, the OOCL Singapore was named by the vessel Sponsor Mrs. Brenda Lo, Managing Director, Asia, of Permal (Hong Kong) Limited, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, offering blessings to the ship and her crew when she will begin her service on the Asia-Europe trade lanes.
In his ceremonial remarks, Mr. Alan Tung, Acting Chief Financial Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, said: “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”.
The 366.4m long 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.
May 21, 2014