“Orient Overseas Container Line” and “OOCL” are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited 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.
The company is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies.
As one of Hong Kong’s most recognized global brands, the company provides customers with fully-integrated logistics and containerized transportation services, with a network that encompasses Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.
The founder , the late C Y Tung, dreamed of creating the first international Chinese merchant fleet. In 1947, he achieved that dream when the first ship with an all-Chinese crew reached the Atlantic coast of the USA and Europe. Regular cargo and passenger services were subsequently developed under the name of Orient Overseas Line.
With the emergence of containerization, the company was re-named Orient Overseas Container Line in 1969. In those days, Victory-class vessels could carry 300 TEU, a far cry from today’s G class vessels that ply the world’s oceans. In May 2017, the company took delivery of the Hong Kong company, the largest containership ever built then at 21,413 TEU.
Today, they have vessels of different classes with capacity varying from 2,808 TEU to 21,413 TEU, plus ice-class vessels that suit extreme weather conditions. As a member of the Ocean Alliance, our vessels form part of the strong and efficient fleet of ships. Both our self-owned and chartered-in vessels can carry general cargo, reefer cargo and dangerous goods, according to the needs of customers.
All OOCL vessels meet and exceed international environmental standards, adhering to OOCL’s own Safety, Quality and Environmental (SQE) management system; demonstrating OOCL’s commitment to environmental protection and good corporate citizenship.
In 1982, following the death of his father C Y Tung, C H Tung assumed the leadership of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), OOCL’s parent company for 14 years. In 1996, C C Tung took over at the helm on C H Tung’s election as Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In 2018, OOIL was acquired by COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co. Limited.
Today, OOCL is one of the world’s leading container transport and logistics service providers, with over 125 offices in more than 100 major cities around the world.
They are well respected in the industry with a reputation for providing customer-focused solutions, quality services and continual innovation.
The company 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.
- Latin America
- Europe-West Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Reefer Service
- Dangerous Goods
- Oversized Cargo & Yacht Shipping