The new vessel was christened the m.v. OOCL Dalian by sponsor Mr Wang Peng, Vice President of Port of Dalian Authority.
OOCL is proud to announce on November 5, 2009, the christening of the tenth 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 Dalian by sponsor Mr Wang Peng, Vice President of Port of Dalian Authority, accompanied by Ms Dai Li Hua, Deputy General Manager of Dalian Port Container Co Ltd.
?We are greatly honored to have OOCL"s latest container vessel named as the OOCL Dalian. The vessel will serve as an ambassador, representing the friendship of the Dalian people and reaching out to the world, inspiring interest and understanding of the city,? said Mr. Wang, speaking at the christening luncheon of OOCL Dalian in Korea. ?It will help to enhance the development of Dalian, in line with the strategic planning of the State.?
?Dalian is a vibrant economic hub in North Eastern China. The port of Dalian is China"s eighth largest by container volume, with a throughput of 4.5 million TEUs in 2008," said Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Operating officer of OOCL, speaking at the vessel"s christening ceremony in Korea. ?I am certain that the OOCL Dalian, as an ambassador for world trade, will proudly live up to its name. 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.?
OOCL Dalian will be deployed on the Intra-Asia China/Pakistan Express service. The port rotation is:
Shanghai / Ningbo/ Shekou / Singapore / Karachi/ Mundra / Nhave Sheva / Penang / Port Kelang / Singapore / Hong Kong and back to Shanghai in a 35-day round trip.
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. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.