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OOCL christens another ‘G Class’ vessel, the OOCL United Kingdom

[ October 2, 2017   //   ]

OOCL christened its latest 21,413 TEU containership to join its fleet this year.  Constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Hull H2175 is the fourth in the line of six ordered by OOCL from the Korean shipyard.

Named the OOCL United Kingdom, and together with her sister vessels, OOCL CFO Alan Tung indicated that they are “a class of their own” as the world’s largest by carrying capacity.

“Following our ‘M Class’ of 13,208 TEU vessels also built here at SHI, we are delighted to be adding these state-of-the-art titans at sea ‘G Class’ containerships into our fleet,” said Tung at the naming ceremony on September 27.