OOCL christens final 20,413 TEU boxship at SHI shipyard
Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has christened OOCL Indonesia, a 21,413 TEU boxship newbuilding at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard on Geoje island. Named by the Sponsors Mrs. Shirley Peng and Mrs. Mary Liu as the OOCL Indonesia, she will begin her maiden voyage this month and join her other five sister vessels on OOCL’s Asia-North Europe Loop 1 (LL1) trade lane to form a formidable team in OOCL fleet. Andy Tung, Chief Executive of OOCL, said, “The flexibility provided in our newbuilding program is one of the crucial elements to how we can better manage our fleet and operations in such a dynamic and challenging industry.” OOCL's partnership with SHI began in 1995 when it built the first 4,960 TEU containership, named OOCL Hong Kong, at the shipyard. In the following years, OOCL collaborated on more than fifty newbuilding projects, all of which were very successful as each vessel was constructed at the highest quality. Along the way, it also made history together by building the OOCL Shenzhen (at 8,063 TEU) in 2003 and the OOCL Hong Kong (at 21,413 TEU) last year that broke record titles as the world’s largest containership by carrying capacity. Image: OOCL Hong Kong in the Port of Rotterdam. Biggest container ship in the world (as of 2017). 21,413 TEU Capacity.