Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) hosted the naming ceremony of a brand-new 24,188 TEU vessel at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS) shipyard.
The mega container ship is named OOCL Piraeus and becomes the first of six 24,188 TEU boxships ordered by OOCL at DACKS shipyard.
More specifically, 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 OOCL Spain earlier in the year.
The vessel was officially named by FANG Xue Yu, executive vice president of Hisense International Co. in the presence of a number of guests, and OOCL’s partners and customers.
OOCL Piraeus will join OOCL’s Asia-Europe service LL3 in the next month. The port rotation of the aforementioned service is Shanghai – Xiamen – Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – Piraeus – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge – Valencia – Piraeus – Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Shanghai.
Teddy FUNG, director of the Trade sector at OOCL, commented, “I would like to especially thank the ship builder DACKS. This mega vessel exemplifies their ingenuity, capability and craftmanship. This series of container ships is an excellent example of the concept of green shipping.”
Source: Container News