OOCL to switch to electronic BLs

OOCL is switching to electronic bills of lading, powered by digital solutions provider IQAX Limited, and built on the Global Shipping Business Network blockchain platform. The eBL solution not only offers issuance of online eBLs, but also enables different parties such as shippers, cargo owners, forwarders and banks to manage the eBL and to perform title transfers, surrenders for delivery, status updates and history reviews. [+]

More Turkey in January

OOCL is to expand its North Europe- Turkey (NET) service to five post-Panamax vessels from January next year. Launched in 2017, NET serves Piraeus, Gebze, Istanbul, Gemlik and Aliaga in the Eastern Med and Felixstowe in the UK. [+]

OOCL speeds up Mideast and India links

OOCL is introducing new fixed-day weekly Middle East/Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Services in June, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options it says, along with fast transit times. The IP1 route serves Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, King Abdullah and, in the UK both Southampton and then London ... [+]

Ocean unveils new services for April

The Ocean Alliance -CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL – has announced details of its new services from April 2018. The second phase of the network will see the roll out more than 40 services deploying approximately 340 containerships with a capacity of about 3.6 million teu. Routes covering UK ports ... [+]

United Kingdom rules the waves

OOCL has christened its latest 21,413teu TEU G class containership – currently the world’s larges - the OOCL United Kingdom – the fourth of six ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. Her first European port of call will be Felixstowe on the LL1 service from Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian and ... [+]

Cosco-OOCL merger to create world’s third largest shipping line

China’s Cosco Shipping confirmed market talk on 9 July when it announced that it was buying a nine-tenths share of Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International, parent company of OOCL, with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) taking the remaining 10%. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but has been accepted ... [+]

Biggest yet for Felixstowe – Take 2

The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413teu OOCL Hong Kong, made its maiden call in Felixstowe on 22 June. Trumping the call by the 20,568teu Madrid Maersk, operated on the 2M NEU2 Asia to Europe service, a few days earlier, the call also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s ... [+]

Felixstowe welcomes new Turkey link

A new joint weekly Cocso-OOCL North Europe Turkey Express service has made its first call in Felixstowe. It also calls at Hamburg, Antwerp, Piraeus, Istanbul-Ambarli (Kumport), Gebze (Yilport), Izmir and Salerno. Cosco Shipping and OOCL are both members of the new Ocean Alliance which has chosen the Port of Felixstowe ... [+]

OOCL sale speculation mounts

A sudden suerge in the value of OOCL shares has prompted speculation that the Hong Kong-based operator may be about to be sold. OOCL, over two thirds owned by the Tung family, operates a modern fleet of around 575,000teu and is reckoned to be one of the more stable and ... [+]

French-Far East alliance set to shape up shipping

Shipping analysts Alphaliner claim that CMA CGM is orchestrating a 'super-alliance', CCEO, that would also include COSCO (presumably the enlarged COSCOCS), Evergreen and OOCL. Alphaliner suggest that CCEO would have a combined vessel capacity of 2.5 to 3m teu, well ahead of the G6's current 1.7m teu. CCEO would also be ... [+]

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