OOCL names New 24,188 TEU Container Vessel OOCL Piraeus


Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) hosted the naming ceremony of a brand-new 24,188 TEU vessel container today at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS) shipyard. The mega containership is named OOCL Piraeus and becomes the first of six 24,188 TEU vessels ordered by OOCL to be delivered by DACKS.

OOCL placed an order for 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 incorporate the latest technology and are equipped with advanced smart systems and upgraded green designs, such as low resistance lines design and an energy-saving bulbous bow. This series of green and smart mega vessels will provide OOCL with economies of scale, energy efficiency and long-term navigational safety advantages.

The vessel was officially named by Ms. FANG Xue Yu, Executive Vice President of Hisense International Co., Ltd., in the presence of several distinguished guests and OOCL’s partners and customers.

Mr. Teddy FUNG, Director of Trades at OOCL, said at the ceremony: “I would like to especially thank the shipbuilder DACKS. This mega vessel exemplifies their ingenuity, capability and craftsmanship. This series of containerships is an excellent example of green shipping. They enable OOCL to enhance its service offering even further while reducing the environmental impact per TEU. This allows OOCL to create a benefit to be shared with its customers and all stakeholders, a true example of win-win co-operation.”

Mr. YU Jianzhong, Chief Accountant of COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry, said at the ceremony: “DACKS will live up to the expectation of OOCL and complete the construction of the rest of the vessels within this series on time with good quality to return the trust and support of the ship owners and to implement the development strategy of COSCO SHIPPING Group. We will give full play to the value creation role of the industrial sector and contribute to the prosperity and development of the main shipping business of COSCO SHIPPING Group.”

OOCL Piraeus will join OOCL’s Asia-Europe service LL3 in 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 an 84-day round trip.

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