• 2019 January 17 13:14

    OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements

    OOCL announced further refinements to the OCEAN Alliance product mix this year.

    Competition in the industry remains fierce. The third phase of the OCEAN Alliance products have been developed to improve overall competitive position while meeting the evolving needs of the global supply chain in today’s increasingly volatile market environment. Since the introduction of the Day One products in 2017, the OCEAN Alliance members have constantly set high quality standards and maintained very competitive schedule reliability levels while offering the most comprehensive network as possible.

    For instance, service enhancements made this year in the Trans-Pacific trade includes broadening market coverage in South China and Southeast Asia with a new direct call to Taipei on the PSW service as well as Cai Mep on the ECX1 to meet customer needs. OOCL express service to the U.S. Gulf Coast has also been expanded with the addition of the new GCC2 product, offering greater schedule flexibility to customers and their supply chains.

    Customers will also find marked improvements in the Asia-Europe network. With the addition of the new Loop 7 product, the increased service frequency between Asia and North Europe will allow for greater loading flexibility, confidence on service commitments, as well as room for growth through the extended network coverage.

    Service quality in the Baltic and Scandinavian regions will get a boost through connections to strategic hubs such as Gdansk, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven and Rotterdam using our efficient feeder network in the Baltic. Customers can also leverage our strength and continual growth in the Mediterranean network through our presence at the Piraeus hub. Connection to the Middle East markets have also been strengthened by making permanent port calls to Jebel Ali.

    In alignment to the product refinements, OOCL will be marketing our services within the OCEAN Alliance scope as presented below:
    17 Trans-Pacific Services

    6 Pacific Southwest Services (PSW):
    • Pacific China Central 1 [PCC1]: Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Long Beach – Pusan – Ningbo
    • Pacific China North 1 [PCN1]: Tianjin – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Prince Rupert – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tianjin
    • Pacific China South 1 [PCS1]: Fuqing – Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Xiamen – Los Angeles – Oakland – Fuqing
    • Pacific China South 2 [PCS2]: Taipei – Xiamen – Shekou – Yantian – Los Angeles – Oakland – Taipei
    • Pacific Vietnam China South [PVCS]: Kaohsiung – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Long Beach – Kaohsiung
    • South East Asia Pendulum [SEAP-PSW]: Port Kelang – Singapore – Jakarta – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong – Cai Mep – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo – [SEAP-USEC]

    4 Pacific Northwest Services (PNW):
    • Pacific North West 1 [PNW1]: Shekou – Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Shekou
    • Pacific North West 2 [PNW2]: Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Seattle – Vancouver – Yantian
    • Pacific North West 3 [PNW3]: Yantian – Kaohsiung – Shanghai – Ningbo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Osaka – Qingdao – Yantian
    • Pacific North West 4 [PNW4]: Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Prince Rupert – Vancouver – Yokohama – Hong Kong

    7 Asia - East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf Services:
    • East Coast China 1 [ECC1]: Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung - |PAN| - Colon – Savannah – Baltimore – Norfolk – New York – Xiamen
    • East Coast China 2 [ECC2]: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan - |PAN| - Colon – Savannah – Charleston – Boston – New York – Colon – Qingdao
    • East Coast Express 1 [ECX1]: Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – Xiamen – Shanghai - |PAN| - Colon – New York – Savannah – Charleston - Cai Mep
    • East Coast Express 2 [ECX2]: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan - |PAN| - New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Qingdao
    • South East Asia Pendulum [SEAP-USEC]: Hong Kong – Cai Mep – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo - |SUZ| - Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – Port Kelang – Singapore – Jakarta – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – [SEAP-PSW]
    • Gulf Coast China 1 [GCC1]: Singapore – Hong Kong – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai– Pusan - |PAN| - Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – Tampa – Miami – Singapore
    • Gulf Coast China 2 [GCC2]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Yantian - |PAN| - Houston – Mobile – Tampa – Shanghai

    2 Trans - Atlantic Services:
    • Atlantic East Coast Express 1 [ATE1]: Southampton – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – Southampton
    • Atlantic Gulf Express [ATG1]: Le Havre – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Charleston –Miami – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Le Havre

    7 Asia - North Europe Services:
    • Loop 1 [LL1]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Yantian – Singapore – Felixstowe – Zeebrugge – Gdansk – Wilhelmshaven – Piraeus – Port Kelang – Hong Kong – Shanghai
    • Loop 2 [LL2]: Xingang – Dalian – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Singapore – Piraeus – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Shanghai – Xingang
    • Loop 3 [LL3]: Xiamen – Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Port Kelang – Piraeus – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge – Felixstowe – Singapore – Yantian – Xiamen
    • Loop 4 [LL4]: Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Singapore – Algeciras – Southampton – Dunkirk – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Southampton – Le Havre – Malta – Jebel Ali – Port Kelang – Xiamen – Pusan
    • Loop 5 [LL5]: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Algeciras – Port Kelang – Nansha – Qingdao
    • Loop 6 [LL6]: Kaohsiung – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Taipei – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Rotterdam – Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Colombo – Tanjung Pelepas – Kaohsiung
    • Loop 7 [LL7]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Shekou – Colombo – Antwerp – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Port Kelang – Shanghai

    5 Asia - Mediterranean Services:
    • Asia-West Mediterranean 1 [WM1]: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Piraeus – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Valencia – Piraeus – Colombo – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao
    • Asia-West Mediterranean 2 [WM2]: Qingdao – Xingang – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Yantian – Singapore – Malta – Valencia – Barcelona – Fos – Genoa – Malta – Beirut – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Xiamen – Qingdao
    • Asia-East Mediterranean and Black Sea [EM1]: Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Singapore – Port Said West – Beirut – Piraeus – Istanbul-Evyap (Izmit) – Istanbul-Ambarli (Avcilar) – Constanza – Odessa – Istanbul-Ambarli (Avcilar) – Port Said West – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Pusan
    • Asia-East Mediterranean [EM2]: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Taipei – Yantian – Shekou – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Kelang – Ashdod – Haifa – Alexandria – Mersin – Piraeus – Jeddah – Tanjung Pelepas – Shekou – Kaohsiung – Qingdao
    • Asia-Adriatic Sea [AAS]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Shekou – Singapore – Malta – Koper – Trieste – Rijeka – Venice – Koper – Malta – Port Said West – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Shekou – Shanghai

    4 Asia - Middle East Services:
    • Asia - Middle East 1 [ME1]: Tianjin – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Dammam – Bahrain – Singapore – Yantian – Tianjin
    • Asia - Middle East 3 [ME3]: Pusan – Lianyungang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Nansha
    • Asia - Middle East 4 [ME4]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Taipei – Shekou – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Kelang – Jebel Ali – Umm Qasr – Jebel Ali – Port Kelang – Hong Kong
    • Asia - Middle East 5 [ME5]: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha - Singapore - Jebel Ali - Abu Dhabi - Dammam – Abu Dhabi – Port Kelang

    2 Asia - Red Services:
    • Asia - Red Sea 1 [RS1]: Tianjin – Qingdao – Ningbo – Nansha – Shekou – Tanjung Pelepas* – Singapore – Jeddah – Sokhna – Aqaba – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Ningbo
    • Asia - Red Sea 2 [RS2]: Shanghai – Ningbo – Taipei – Xiamen – Shekou – Singapore – Djibouti – Jeddah – Sokhna – Aqaba – Djibouti – Singapore

    “Orient Overseas Container Line" and “OOCL" are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (“OOCLL") and OOCL (Europe) Limited respectively and both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company (0316) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 360 offices in 70 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Mediterranean, Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.




2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock
17:06 Balltec secures North Sea decommissioning contract from Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland
16:35 Canada Infrastructure Bank signs MoU with the Port of Montreal on Contrecoeur port expansion project
16:05 Vår Energi AS awarded an EPCI contract to Rosenberg Worley AS
16:03 Low-sulphur marine fuel sales by Gazprom Neft in the first half of the year increased by 11% to 121,400 tonnes
15:48 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
15:36 Throughout of oil port Primorsk in Jan-Jul 2019 increased 14% to 35.74 million tonnes
15:14 New mid-year record for container volumes through the Port of Vancouver
15:11 USCG repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
14:27 Port of Vysotsk throughput in January-July rose 7% to 11.14 million tonnes
14:10 Austal signs A$126 mln contract to export two Cape Class Patrol Boats
13:14 Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
13:05 NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
12:05 APM Terminals Poti to implement uninterrupted 24/7 operations
11:39 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes rise 2% to 35 million tonnes (update)
11:05 Steel cutting ceremony for the next AIDA LNG cruise ship at MEYER WERFT
10:48 Tekmar Energy selected for Formosa 1 Phase 2
10:44 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019
09:55 Crude futures prices tend upward again: Brent Crude rises to $ 58,88, WTI – to $ 55,16
09:34 Baltic Dry Index leaps 97pts to 2047 points
09:27 Bunker prices show mixed movements at Port of St. Petersburg
08:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 16

2019 August 15

18:48 Seven-month box throughput of Ukraine’s seaports leaps 20% to 545.800 TEUs
18:05 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces leadership changes at shipyards
17:05 Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution on board hybrid ferry
16:43 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel facilities
16:35 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity at OPCSA’s Las Palmas terminal
16:33 Global Dredging Forum in London to address all current aspects of capital and maintenance dredging as expansion opportunity
16:05 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15:47 Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
15:43 Stena Bulk's CEO appeals directly to the Leaders of India, Russia, Latvia & the Philippines
14:33 Rotterdam Polymer Hub construction starts
14:20 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports strong improvements in earnings in Q2
14:01 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC 1H net profit drops 3.3 times to RUB 1bn
13:52 Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11
13:05 RS supports PortNews сonference on icebreaking and service fleet, to be held prior to NEVA-2019 trade fair
13:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
12:06 LUGAPORT terminal construction kicks off at Port of Ust-Luga
12:03 MOL transports fire engines to Paraguay
11:03 Jan De Nul bags 600MW Kriegers Flak contract
10:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Crude futures prices continue to decline: Brent Crude – to $ 59,09, WTI – to $ 54,92
09:57 Latest frigate Admiral Kasatonov enters shipbuilder’s trials final phase
09:12 Baltic Dry Index leaps by 4.61% to hit 1950-pts mark
08:42 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 15

2019 August 14

23:00 Sergey Mazokhin takes helm at Nordic Engineering JSC
18:09 Icebreaker Novorossiysk escorts Silver Explorer along the Northern Sea Route