Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is proud to announce the July 20 christening of its tenth 8,063-teu SX-Class vessel, built by Samsumg Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
The newbuilding was named the m.v. OOCL Europe by Sponsor Miss Ye-Ji Kim daughter of Mr. J W Kim, the President and CEO of Samsung Heavy Industries, at the Geoje Shipyard, on Geoje Island, South Korea. OOCL took delivery of the new vessel on July 26, 2006.
The OOCL Europe will be deployed with the Grand Alliance under the EU4 Service Loop, serving the Asia-Europe and Europe-Asia corridors.
Mr. CC Tung, Chairman and CEO of Orient Overseas International Ltd., said, ‘We believe that this series of vessels, with its advanced design and state-of-the-art equipment, is the foundation on which OOCL is able to deliver the high level of services required by our customers. With the addition of this tenth SX-Class vessel to our fleet, the most modern in its class, OOCL is demonstrating our continued commitment to providing a Vital Link to world trade.’
‘This would not be possible without Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. Mr. JW Kim. I am honored that OOCL and Samsung Heavy Industries have such a special partnership; one that is marked by professionalism, friendship, trust and honor,’ said Mr. Tung.
The OOCL Europe’s EU4 Loop ’ Asia-Europe Westbound and Europe-Asia Eastbound - has a port rotation of: Rotterdam/Hamburg/Southampton/Singapore/Kaohsiung/Pusan/ Dalian/Tianjin/Qingdao/Pusan/Shanghai/Ningbo/Singapore/Port Kelang/Jeddah and back to Rotterdam for a 63-day round trip.