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OOCL earmarks larger vessel for Liverpool-Canada route

[ October 2, 2020   //   ]

OOCL is to move its Liverpool operations for its Europe-Canada trade to the port’s new deepwater terminal Liverpool2, as part of a first step to accommodate a larger vessel on the route. The 5,024teu, 294m long OOCL St Lawrence will replace the 2,992teu, 245 m long OOCL Belgium from 29 September. OOCL has also confirmed that Liverpool2 will be a permanent call, as part of a rotation including Montreal, Bremerhaven, Antwerp and Le Havre.

Liverpool2 is capable of handling up to two 13,500teu ships simultaneously.

OOCL general manager operations, Terry Brant said: “OOCL has worked closely with Peel Ports over the past 40 years, and see this new move as a key enabler to help strengthen our overall position in the market. In doing so, it will enable OOCL to continue to play an influential role in offering more competitive and best-in-class services to our customers.”