OOCL’s 21,413 TEU Container Ship ‘Hong Kong’ Makes Maiden Call To Asia’s World City
OOCL is proud to announce that the OOCL Hong Kong made her maiden call to the Port of Hong Kong and was warmly welcomed by many friends, colleagues, and the community who went to marvel at one of the world’s largest containerships with a carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU. The vessel’s debut to the city of Hong Kong, an entrepôt well known for its long and vibrant history in international trade and commerce, has a very special meaning for OOCL. Since the company’s establishment in 1969, OOCL has been deeply rooted in Asia’s World City, connecting local businesses from all sectors to markets around the world.
Largest Container Ship ever - OOCL Hong Kong Christened
The OOCL Hong Kong was christened at Samsung Heavy Industries on Friday. The Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) vessel will be a titan among container ships with a carrying capacity at 21,413 TEU. “While our industry seems to have the knack to ‘out do’ one another in building larger container ships relatively quickly these days, this project is nonetheless an important moment for us,” said C. C. Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited. “Faced with increasing competition and un-ending pressure on costs, we need to take the bold step in operating larger size ships of quality and high efficiency in order to stay relevant and compete effectively as a major container shipping company.” The last time that OOCL set the world record for the largest container ship was back in April 2003 with the OOCL Shenzhen, an 8,063 TEU vessel, also built by Samsung Heavy Industries.Upload News