Orient Overseas Container Line (OCCL) has christened its latest 8,888teu containership as OOCL Genoa.
The vessel is expected to join the company’s fleet this year and will be deployed to serve the OOCL South China two service.
Orient Overseas acting CFO Alan Tung said: "In today’s extremely competitive environment, cost and operational efficiency is paramount to our performance and these magnificent vessels, like that of OOCL Genoa which we are about to unveil, plays a very important part to our success.
"OOCL Genoa, together with the other seven sister vessels being built here at Hudong, will form part of our core fleet and play an important role in allowing OOCL to maintain its competitive edge in the market."
Powered by MAN B&W 10S90ME-C9.2, the 335m-long and 42.80m-wide OOCL Genoa has a total capacity of 8,888teu.
The vessel will serve the Trans-Pacific trade lane and the port rotation is Da Chan Bay / Hong Kong / Yantian / Kaohsiung / Long Beach / Kaohsiung / Xiamen / Hong Kong / and Da Chan Bay in 42-day round trip.
Tung added: "Our company is well placed for the future in its ability to deliver superior performance, upgrade its assets, and provide the best possible service quality at the most cost efficient way possible."
"OOCL is committed in its drive to deliver industry-leading operating margins.
Image: Orient Overseas’ latest 8,888teu containership, OOCL Genoa. Photo: courtesy of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited.