The world’s largest boxship OOCL Hong Kong, arrived at the Port of Hong Kong on July 25 for its maiden visit to the namesake city.
The containership serves the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and will head for the Port of Shanghai following the Hong Kong call.
The lead ship of the six G-class units visited Hong Kong on the 50th anniversary of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
“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,”Andy Tung, Co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL.
Delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2017, OOCL Hong Kong was the largest containership of its type ever built at the time, with a capacity of 21,413 TEU.
It is now surpassed by the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering-built MSC Gulsun, which is the first of a series of six 23,000 TEU units.