Panamax ship OOCL Panama launches
Panama Canal Administrator Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and his wife, Ana Matilde Arias de Alemán, presided over the christening of the sixth 4,500-TEU Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Panamax vessel, the current maximum size for a ship to transit the Canal.
At a ceremony held at the Geoje Shipyard in Korea, the new Panamax vessel was given the name OOCL Panama in honor of the historic role that the Panama Canal has played in the development of global commerce.
The OOCL Panama will initially be deployed on the Asia-Australia AEA2 service. The port rotation will be: Yokohama / Osaka / Busan / Qingdao / Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Hong Kong / Kaohsiung / Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane and back to Yokohama in a 42-day round trip.