• 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.




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2019 April 20

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2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
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17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
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15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
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12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
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2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
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13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
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