OOCL is delighted to announce that the shipbuilder of our 8,888 TEU vessel, OOCL Beijing, has won the “Shanghai Municipality’s First Class Award for Science and Technology Advancement”.
OOCL Beijing was built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong-Zhonghua) of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and she is, by far, the largest container vessel designed and constructed using advanced and innovative technologies solely developed in China.
In OOCL’s proactive agenda to comply with international environmental standards, we are pleased that OOCL Beijing has acquired the Environmental Passport (EP) notation by meeting international standards and requirements in areas such as NOx and SOx emission control. The vessel was also designed and built to meet energy efficiency objectives, lowering CO2 emissions and achieving the best results on the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).
The following are some effective environmentally friendly features of the vessel.
• Reduced Fuel Consumption – By leveraging on the sophisticated hull form design the streamlined vessel can sail more efficiently hence consuming less fuel and reducing emissions. To further conserve energy, the ship’s overall weight distribution is optimized to prevent undesirable bending and deadweight that would otherwise be countered by water ballasting and consumption of more fuel to operate.
• Improved Air Quality – During port time, the Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) system allows the ship to reduce emissions by switching from burning fuel to using electricity power sources available by the shore, thus contributing to cleaner air at the ports and their surrounding communities.
• Marine Pollution Control – An air sealing technique is applied on the vessel’s propeller shaft to prevent oil leakage into the sea.
In addition to minimizing the impact on the environment, the OOCL Beijing was also designed to maximize its carrying capacity. The vessel was constructed based on the scale of an 8,530 TEU container vessel but through the concerted efforts of OOCL and Hudong-Zhonghua working side-by-side on design optimization, the team was able to increase the carrying capacity of OOCL Beijing to 8,888 TEU. OOCL first commissioned Hudong-Zhonghua to build six 8,530 TEU container vessels in 2007 and later placed an order for two more units of the same type in 2010.
OOCL values our close collaborative efforts with Hudong-Zhonghua in the design of OOCL Beijing. We look forward to taking the delivery of the remaining seven energy efficient, versatile, and environmentally friendly vessels and deploying them into our service.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) 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 270 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. Website: http://www.oocl.com/