Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held the naming ceremony of a 24,188 teu newbuilding at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) shipyard. 

This mega containership is named OOCL Gdynia. Following its naming, OOCL will have received half of the twelve eco-friendly 24,000 teu class series vessels ordered in 2020 by the company.

Teddy Fung, director of trades at OOCL, said at the ceremony: “Equipped with the latest technology and green features, this series of new vessels will gradually upgrade OOCL’s existing fleet. This not only can fulfill our customers and the public expectations of energy saving and carbon reduction, but also shows OOCL’s determination to stay at the forefront of industry development.”

OOCL Gdynia will serve the OOCL’s Asia-Europe LL3 loop line together with her sister vessels.

The port rotation is:

Shanghai / Xiamen / Nansha / Hong Kong / Yantian / Cai Mep / Singapore / Piraeus / Hamburg / Rotterdam / Zeebrugge / Valencia / Piraeus / Abu Dhabi / Port Kelang / Shanghai.

As reported in September by OOCL, the company has also taken delivery of another mega containership, OOCL Zeebrugge, the fifth 24,188 teu vessel in a series of twelve.

The ship was named by Ms. SHI Lei, deputy general manager of Sumec Corporation and chairwoman of Sumec Machinery & Electric, at a ceremony held at the Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) shipyard, in the presence of a number of distinguished guests, including customers and business partners.

Shipping Telegraph reported earlier in August that Orient Overseas Container Line has taken delivery of one more 24,188 teu mega container vessel.

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