OOCL SOUTHAMPTON christened at Samsung shipyard
8063 TEU vessel named at Samsung's yard.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced that on Monday, May 28th there was the christening of its twelfth 8,063-TEU vessel, ordered from and built by Samsung Heavy Industries.
The newbuilding was named the m.v. OOCL Southampton by sponsor Mrs. Mariana Cheng, a noted humanitarian and the wife of Mr. Vincent Cheng, Chairman of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.
The m.v. OOCL Southampton will be deployed on the EU2 (Asia-Europe Westbound and Europe-East Asia Eastbound) Loop with the Grand Alliance.
The OOCL Southampton’s port rotation is: Kaohsiung/ Shekou/ Yantian/ Hong Kong/ Singapore/ Le Havre/ Amsterdam/ Hamburg/ Antwerp/ Southampton/ Gioia Tauro/ Jeddah/ Jebel Ali/ Singapore back to Kaohsiung in a 63-day round trip.
The Monday christening coincided with a new contract, signed by OOCL’s Chief Executive Officer, Philip Chow, for an option on another 4,506-TEU vessel, built by Samsung. This vessel would be in addition to a contract for five 4,506-TEU vessels, also built by Samsung for OOCL, signed on April 23, 2007.