Yesterday OOCL celebrated the christening of Hull H2173, a 21,413TEU newbuilding constructed at Samsung Heavy Industries on Geoje Island. Named OOCL Germany, this mega containership is the second of the six sister vessels on order at the shipyard.
OOCL is using the new series to push its environmental credentials. OOCL Germany and her sister vessels were therefore designed with a number of advanced green features to help meet future environmental requirements.
The energy efficiency of these containerships satisfies the current Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) baseline requirement, and is 48 per cent better than the EEDI level required by the International Maritime Organisation in 2025.
The OOCL Germany will be serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and her port rotation is: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Yantian – Singapore – via Suez Canal – Felixstowe – Rotterdam – Gdansk – Wilhelmshaven – Felixstowe – via Suez Canal – Singapore – Yantian – Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.
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