Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced it has taken delivery of a brand-new 24,188 teu containership which is set to join the company´s Asia-Europe service LL3 this month.
The vessel “OOCL Piraeus” is the first in the series of six 24,188 teu vessels to be delivered by Dalian Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS).
OOCL placed an order for a total of twelve 24,188 teu container vessels in 2020. Of this set of twelve, OOCL Piraeus is the second vessel to be delivered following the delivery of the OOCL Spain earlier in the year.
“Vessels in this series are equipped with advanced smart systems and upgraded green design, such as low resistance lines design and an energy-saving bulbous bow,” OOCL said.
The naming ceremony took place at DACKS shipyard, to officially name the vessel and to welcome this new member to OOCL fleet.
“OOCL Piraeus” will join OOCL’s Asia-Europe service LL3 from June. Her port rotation is: Shanghai / Xiamen / Nansha / Hong Kong / Yantian / Cai Mep / Singapore / Piraeus / Hamburg / Rotterdam / Zeebrugge / Valencia / Piraeus / Abu Dhabi / Singapore / Shanghai in a 84-day round trip.
Teddy FUNG, Director of Trades at OOCL, said that “this series of containerships is an excellent example of the concept of green shipping. They enable OOCL to enhance its service offering even further, while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact per TEU. This allows OOCL to create a benefit to be shared with its customers and indeed with all stakeholders, a true example of win-win co-operation”.