OOCL christens of the twelfth Panamax class vessel in our line of sixteen 4,500-TEU vessels ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries.
OOCL is proud to announce on December 18, 2009, the christening of the twelfth Panamax class vessel in our line of sixteen 4,500-TEU vessels ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries. The new vessel was christened the m.v. OOCL Charleston by sponsor Mrs Louisa Cheng, the wife of Mr Edward Cheng, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, USI Holdings Limited, and Chairman, Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited.
Mr CC Tung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), hosted the naming ceremony on behalf of the OOIL Group. Mr. J W Kim, the President and CEO of Samsung Heavy Industries, also attended the naming ceremony of the OOCL Charleston.
?The OOCL Charleston is named after the vibrant Port of Charleston, in the United States. Charleston is the capital and largest city of the state of West Virginia. Today, it is the second largest container seaport on the East Coast of the United States and the fourth largest container seaport in North America. I am certain that the OOCL Charleston, as an ambassador for world trade, will proudly live up to its name,? said Mr CC Tung, speaking at the vessel"s christening ceremony in Korea.
?With such vessels, OOCL can improve the service we provide to our customers, offering greater economies of scale, increased capacity and higher frequency of sailings,? said Mr Tung.
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 leading container transport and logistics service providers, with more than 280 offices in 55 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.