August 25 - Hong Kong-based ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has taken delivery of the 21,413 teu OOCL Germany from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea.

The new vessel is the second of the six sisterships on order at the shipyard.

The first vessel in the series, OOCL Hong Kong, was delivered in May and OOCL said earlier this month that all vessels in the series are expected to be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

OOCL Germany will join the OOCL Hong Kong on the Asia-Europe LL1 service, which has a rotation of Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, and Yantian in China; Singapore; Felixstowe, UK; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Gdansk, Poland; Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Felixstowe; Singapore; Yantian; and Shanghai.

From left to right: Mr D Y Park, president & chief executive officer of Samsung Heavy Industries; Mrs Akiyo Moue, sponsor; Mr Nozomi Moue, managing executive officer of Shinsei Bank and guest of honour; Mr Andy Tung, chief executive officer of OOCL.