OOCL is proud to announce the christening of our newest 8,888 TEU vessel at a naming ceremony held on the Changxing Island shipyard in Shanghai today.
OOCL Miami was christened by Mr. Samuel Tsien, Group Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank, and having Mr. Tsien as our Sponsor to perform the honor was OOCL’s way of recognizing the valuable relationship that we have with the prominent business community in Singapore.
In the presence of Mr. Huang Yi-Ping, Vice President of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL also expressed his gratitude to the shipyard for hosting the memorable event and for the successful delivery of the vessel.
“This magnificent vessel, the OOCL Miami, is another shining example of Hudong-Zhonghua’s skills and craftsmanship in building top quality ships,” said Mr. Tung at the christening ceremony. “The shipyard has made a name for itself in the international shipbuilding community by taking great leaps in developing home-grown technologies that make Chinese industries proud.”
“In today’s challenging container shipping environment, many carriers are constantly looking for ways to improve vessel efficiencies and Hudong-Zhonghua has been instrumental in delivering yet another vessel to meet OOCL’s objectives.”
OOCL Miami is the third of the eight 8,888 TEU vessels that OOCL had commissioned Hudong-Zhonghua to build and the technological improvements have refined the vessel’s ability to be more fuel efficient. When sailing at optimal performance, the OOCL Miami can not only help lower power consumption levels but also reduce emissions to improve the air quality in the environment.
OOCL Miami is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide with deadweight of approximately 101,566 mt.. She will be deployed on our Trans-Pacific network’s Super Shuttle Express (SSX) service. Her 42-day port rotation begins in Yantian, calling Shekou, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Long Beach, and then completing the loop sailing back to Asia by calling Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Yantian.
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 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. (http://www.oocl.com/)