OOCL has welcomed its newest 24,188-TEU containership with a naming ceremony in China.

The newbuild, named OOCL Gdynia, is the sixth of 12 new vessels of its size the company ordered in 2020.

OOCL Gdynia will serve the OOCL’s Asia-Europe LL1 loop line which calls Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Singapore, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Gdansk, Wilhelmshaven before returning to Singapore, Yantian and Shanghai.​

The ship was named at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) shipyard.

“Equipped with the latest technology and green features, this series of new vessels will gradually upgrade OOCL’s existing fleet,” OOCL director of trades Teddy Fung said.

“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.

“Looking forward, with OOCL’s ‘take it personally’ spirit, we will continue to actively respond to the evolving market and bring even better and greener end-to-end services to our customers.”

DACKS is one of two shipyards building the 12 “mega containerships” for OOCL. China’s Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering yard is building the others.