May 20, 2014 - At a christening ceremony held on Geoje Island in South Korea today, OOCL celebrated the naming of the tenth 13,208 TEU containership that will be joining the company’s fleet this year.
In front of many honorable guests and institutional supporters, the OOCL Singapore was named by the vessel Sponsor Mrs. Brenda Lo, Managing Director, Asia, of Permal (Hong Kong) Limited, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, offering blessings to the ship and her crew when she will begin her service on the Asia-Europe trade lanes.
Among other distinguished guests were the Sponsor’s husband, Mr. Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Hong Kong and Macau, as our Guest of Honor, and Mr. Hisanaga Tanimura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Products Group who also joined the celebration.
(L-R) Mr. Alan Tung, Acting Chief Financial Officer of OOIL; Mr. Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Hong Kong and Macau; Mrs. Brenda Lo, Sponsor of OOCL Singapore; Mrs. Jackeline Tung, wife of Mr. Alan Tung; Mr. Hisanaga Tanimura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Products Group
In his ceremonial remarks, Mr. Alan Tung, Acting Chief Financial Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, expressed gratitude to those who made the newbuilding project possible and highlighted OOCL’s commitment to quality and competitiveness. “With the delivery of OOCL Singapore, we have received the final vessel from our previous round of Mega Class newbuilding order. The makeup, cost efficiency and specifications of our fleet is one of our critical competitive advantages in the marketplace,” said Mr Tung. “OOCL continues to be an industry leader in terms of operational excellence and financial robustness. We are well placed for the future in its ability to deliver superior performance, upgrade its assets, and provide the best possible service quality at the most cost efficient way possible.”
The OOCL Singapore will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 6 service where her port rotation is: Kaohsiung / Xiamen / Shekou / Hong Kong / Singapore / Colombo / via the Suez Canal to / Southampton / Antwerp / Hamburg / Rotterdam / via the Suez Canal to / Jebel Ali / Singapore / Shekou / Kaohsiung in a 77-day round trip.
“Orient Overseas Container Line” and “OOCL” are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (“OOCLL”) and OOCL (Europe) Limited respectively and both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company (0316) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 320 offices in 65 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/)