Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) held the naming ceremony of its sixth eco-friendly 24,188 TEU mega vessel, the OOCL Gdynia, at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS) shipyard on Friday, November 3, 2023.
The OOCL Gdynia is part of a series of twelve 24,000 TEU class vessels that OOCL ordered in 2020. These vessels are equipped with the latest technology and green features to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
The naming ceremony was attended by Mr. Takashi Yanai, Corporate Officer and General Manager of Logistics Infrastructure Business Division of Sumitomo Corporation, and Mrs. Yoshiko Yanai, mother of Mr. Takashi Yanai, who served as the vessel sponsor.
In his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Teddy Fung, Director of Trades at OOCL, said: "Equipped with the latest technology and green features, this series of new vessels will gradually upgrade OOCL's existing fleet. This not only can fulfill our customers and the public expectations of energy saving and carbon reduction, but also shows OOCL's determination to stay at the forefront of industry development."
The OOCL Gdynia is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will join OOCL's fleet on its global trade routes.
The naming of the OOCL Gdynia is a significant milestone for OOCL and the shipping industry as a whole. It represents OOCL's commitment to reducing its environmental impact and staying at the forefront of industry development.
The new eco-friendly vessels will help OOCL to meet its sustainability goals and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. They will also help OOCL to provide its customers with more efficient and environmentally friendly shipping services.
The OOCL Gdynia is also a symbol of the growing importance of the Asia-Pacific trade region. The vessel will be deployed on OOCL's Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trade routes, which are two of the busiest trade routes in the world.
The naming of the OOCL Gdynia is a positive development for the shipping industry and for the global economy as a whole. It is a sign that the industry is committed to sustainability and to providing its customers with the best possible services.Return to Articles