OOCL Hong Kong

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OOCL Hong Kong at Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) in September 2017
Hong KongHong Kong
Name: OOCL Hong Kong
Owner: Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.
Operator: OOCL
Port of registry:  Hong Kong
Ordered: 31 March 2015
Builder: Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje
Yard number: SN2172
Laid down: 24 December 2015
Launched: 31 December 2016[1]
Christened: 12 May 2017
Acquired: May 2017
Status: In service
Notes: In particulars, Draft refers to Air Draft.
General characteristics
Class and type: G-class container ship
  • 210,890 GT
  • 63,279 NT
  • 197,317 DWT
Length: 399.87 m (1,311.9 ft)
Beam: 58.80 m (192.9 ft)
Draught: 16.00 m (52.49 ft)
Depth: 32.50 m (106.6 ft) (deck edge to keel)
Installed power: 1 × MAN B&W 11G95ME-C (1 × 75,570 kW)
Propulsion: 11-cylinder 83,656 hp Diesel engine
Two shafts, fixed pitch propellers
Capacity: 21,413 TEU
Notes: [2][3]

OOCL Hong Kong was the largest container ship ever built at the time she was delivered in 2017,[4] and the third container ship to surpass the 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) threshold. She is also the first ship to surpass the 21,000 TEU mark.[4] She is the lead ship of the G-class, of which five other ships were built.[3] She was built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje shipyard with yard number 2172 and was christened and delivered in May 2017, only two months after the christening of the first ship to break the 20,000 TEU barrier, the MOL Triumph.[4] The six ships of the G-class were built within the same year at the same shipyard.[5]

Hong Kong and her sister ships—Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia,[5] and Indonesia—serve the route from East Asia to Northern Europe (Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Singapore, via Suez Canal, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Gdansk) and (Wilhelmshaven, Felixstowe, via Suez Canal, Singapore, Yantian, Shanghai) in a 77-day round trip.[3]

OOCL credits China's One Belt One Road initiative, the signing of the Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, and a surging world economy for allowing them to build the Hong Kong and her sister ships.[6]

Hong Kong has a capacity of 21,413 TEUs, which are arranged in 23 rows. She also carries 14,904 cubic metres (14,904,000 l) of fuel. Machinery on deck includes ten 35-tonne tension force electrically driven, double-drum mooring winches and two combined electrically driven anchor windlasses for raising and lowering the anchor and its 142-millimetre (5.6 in) caliber chain. Power for onboard machinery is provided by four 4,300 kW generator sets and two bow thrusters.[3]

Hong Kong is powered by an inline two-stroke, 11-cylinder MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) G-type 11G95ME-C9 engine, which generates 83,656 hp (62,382 kW) of power at 79 RPM. This engine allows for a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph), although her cruising speed is only 14.6 knots (27.0 km/h; 16.8 mph).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABS Record: OOCL Hong Kong". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ "OOCL reaches milestone with the christening of the OOCL Hong Kong". OOCL. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Asia-North Europe Loop1 LL1". OOCL. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "OOCL Hong Kong Achieves Guinness World Record". The Maritime Executive. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "OOCL Adds Fifth G Class Boxship to Its Fleet". World Maritime News. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  6. ^ "OOCL Launches Last 21K TEU 'G-Class' Containership" (Press release). OOCL. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018 – via Port Technology.

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