OOCL christens Eighth 13,208 TEU mega vessel

October 07, 2013

In celebrating the delivery of the eighth 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 Mrs. Harriet Tung, wife of Mr. C. C. Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, as the m.v. NYK Hyperion. Among our distinguished guests, many cherished friends, business associates and institutional partners that have supported OOCL throughout the years shared the memorable moment together as the vessel was unveiled at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.

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.

13,208 teu containership NYK Hyperion

This vessel is the eighth of the ten 13,208 TEU sized containerships ordered by OOCL from Samsung Heavy Industries. The NYK Hyperion will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 7 service where her port rotation is: Qingdao / Shanghai / Hong Kong / Yantian / Singapore / Salalah / via Suez Canal / Rotterdam / Hamburg / Southampton / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian and back to Qingdao in a 77-day round trip.

Vessel Particulars

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/)

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)