• 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 February 16

14:42 Höegh’s RoRo solution chosen for 112MT Transformer shipment
13:28 Torqeedo wins Innovation Award at Miami International Boat Show for powerful new inboard electric propulsion system
12:13 Telford Offshore beefs up its fleet
10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate
16:58 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2019 fell by 8.9% Y-o-Y to 4.12 million tonnes
16:29 II HES and Dredging Forum to address deep-water routes to Sabetta and Novoportovsky terminal
15:57 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2019 fell by 2.4% Y-o-Y to 51.93 million tonnes
15:32 Throughput of Russian seaports in Jan'2019 grew by 5.6% Y-o-Y to 67.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
15:05 Bank VTB acquired 50 percent minus one share in United Grain Company
15:04 NYK conducts crisis-response drill with ONE
14:56 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel