OOCL’s Sixth 13,208 TEU Newbuild Christened
In celebrating the delivery of the sixth 13,208 TEU containership to OOCL, a christening ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of the new mega vessel was held on Geoje Island in South Korea today.
Leased to NYK Line of Japan, it was named by Sponsor Ms. Madeleine Sands as the m.v. NYK Hermes. Among our distinguished guests was also the Sponsor’s father as our Guest of Honor, Mr. Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC, who witnessed the naming of the mega vessel.
By embracing innovative designs and the latest green technologies, OOCL is committed to introducing efficient and environmental friendly vessels to the shipping community. With a sophisticated hull form design and state-of-the-art engine technologies, these are just some important features that contribute to lowering energy consumption levels which in turn reduces emissions into the environment.
This vessel is the sixth of the ten 13,208 TEU sized containerships ordered by OOCL from Samsung Heavy Industries. The NYK Hermes will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the LP4 service where her port rotation is: Ningbo / Shanghai / Yantian / Singapore / Suez Canal / Le Havre / Southampton / Hamburg / Rotterdam / Suez Canal / Jeddah / Singapore / Yantian and back to Ningbo in a 77-day round trip.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 290 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. (http://www.oocl.com/)