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Jul 26 - OOCL Hong Kong

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The OOCL Hong Kong, one of the world's largest containership with a carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU,  made her maiden call to the Port of Hong Kong today. 

Mr. Andy Tung, Co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL, hosted the event and made the following remarks to the enthusiastic group in the audience: “This is truly a milestone event for us at OOCL because the last time we welcomed a vessel with the same name in Hong Kong was back in 1995 which coincided with our company’s 25th anniversary. It was a brand-new ship, with a capacity of 4,960 TEU, and warmly welcomed by a large crowd right here at the Hong Kong port in Kwai Chung. Twenty-five years later, we are here once again, welcoming the OOCL Hong Kong to the port on our 50th anniversary! This maiden call has special meaning to not only the people at OOCL, but to many citizens living here who may see the vessel as the pride of Hong Kong.”  In 1969, OOCL was the first Asian shipping line to ship goods by container. This first container sailing saw only 13 TEUs transported from Hong Kong to Long Beach, California.


Flag:         Hong Kong
LOA:        399.87m
Breadth:      58.8 m
Depth:         32.5 m
DWT:     191,317 mt
Air Draft:     73.5 m

 

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