In celebrating the delivery of the fourth 13,208 TEU containership to OOCL, a christening ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of the new mega vessel was held on Geoje Island in South Korea today.

As this vessel is leased to NYK Line of Japan, it was named by Sponsor Mrs. Anita Hung as the m.v. NYK Hercules. Among our distinguished guests was also our Guest of Honor, Mr. Benjamin Hung, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, who witnessed the naming of the mega vessel.

By embracing innovative designs and the latest green technologies, OOCL is committed to introducing efficient and environmental friendly vessels to the shipping community. With a sophisticated hull form design and state-of-the-art engine technologies, these are just some important features that contribute to lowering energy consumption levels which in turn reduces emissions into the environment.

This vessel is the fourth of the ten 13,208 TEU sized containerships ordered by OOCL from Samsung Heavy Industries. The NYK Hercules will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the LP4 service where her port rotation is: Ningbo / Yangshan / Yantian / Singapore / Suez Canal / Le Havre / Southampton / Hamburg / Rotterdam / Suez Canal / Jeddah / Singapore / Yantian and back to Ningbo in a 77-day round trip.