OOCL Adds Another 24,000+ TEU Mega Boxship To Fleet

Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has introduced another green 24,000+ TEU mega vessel.

The newest member in OOCL’s fleet was christened “OOCL Valencia” at a ceremony conducted today at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) shipyard.

The vessel is the seventh in a series of twelve 24,188 teu vessels ordered by OOCL, as well as the first OOCL new vessel in 2024 that will serve OOCL’s Asia-Europe LL1 service.

Ms. YING Xiuzhen, director and vice president of China-Base Ningbo Group, named the vessel as “OOCL Valencia” and gave her blessings.

YU Tao, director and member of Executive Committee of OOCL, said: “Last year, OOCL received a total of six new container vessels and thus rapidly optimized the fleet structure of both OOCL and the group. In the new year, in addition to the OOCL Valencia, more high-quality and high-performance ships will sail from here.”

“OOCL and NACKS will continue to work for win-win cooperation, grow together, and strive to create value for customers and society.”

In September 2023, OOCL has taken delivery of a new mega containership, “OOCL Zeebrugge,” the fifth 24,188 teu vessel in a series of twelve.

Shipping Telegraph reported last August that Orient Overseas Container Line added to its fleet one more 24,188 teu mega container vessel.

OOCL named the vessel “OOCL Felixstowe” at the Dalian Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) shipyard in China.