OOCL signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries today for the construction of six 13,000-TEU vessels. This marks the first newbuilding order OOCL has ever placed for mega container vessels of this size.  The new collection of the 13,000-TEU vessels further reinforces OOCL’s commitment to substantial asset investment in order to offer customers better service and to support the expansion of world trade with reduced environment impacts.

The six container vessels are to be delivered by 2013.

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/

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