OOCL christens eleventh 24,188 TEU Eco-friendly Vessel

Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has christened its eleventh 24,188 teu eco-friendly vessel “OOCL Denmark” in a naming ceremony held on June 25.

This is the company’s sixth vessel, the last in the same series, built by Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS).

Dr. Rulin Fuong Tung, wife of the non-executive director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and managing partner of QBN Capital, Andy Tung, was invited as the vessel sponsor to name the new vessel.

Andy Tung was present during the ceremony as the guest of honor and Frank Tong, managing partner of QBN Capital as the honorable guest of the naming ceremony.

Peter Pan, director and member of executive committee of OOCL, said at the ceremony that “OOCL Denmark” will join her sister vessels of the same series in serving OOCL’s Asia to Europe route.

In June the company celebrated the maiden voyage of its latest two 24,188 teu mega vessels, “OOCL Finland” and “OOCL Sweden”.

With the introduction of these two new vessels, OOCL has taken delivery of ten mega containerships of the same model.

“OOCL Finland” and “OOCL Sweden” were constructed by Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) and Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS).

The two boxships are serving OOCL’s Asia-Europe service LL1.