Home' Ships and Shipping : October 2009 Contents 'OOCL Brisbane'
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Hold container capacity:
American Bureau of
Shipping, A1 Container
National Australia Finance,
Orient Overseas Container
Line, Hong Kong
Samsung Heavy Industries,
Geoje Shipyard, Korea
1 x MAN Doosan
1 x MMG 6-bladed, solid,
high skew type
4 x Nishishiba 1,700kW
at 720rpm, x AC 450V,
3-phase, 60Hz, 0.8PF
1 x 1,600kW
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On July 17, OOCL announced the
christening of the eighth Panamax
class vessel in its line of sixteen
4,500TEU vessels ordered from Samsung
The new vessel was christened the
'OOCL Brisbane' by sponsor Ms Samantha
Honan, the daughter of Mr Dick Honan,
Chairman of the Manildra Group.
"Having Ms Honan as the sponsor of
'OOCL Brisbane' recognises OOCL's
important relationship with the Manildra
Group -- Australia's largest processor of
wheat -- and one of OOCL's top customers
in Australia," said Philip Chow, CEO of
OOCL, speaking at the vessel's christening
ceremony in Korea.
"We are proud to name 'OOCL Brisbane'
after the Port of Brisbane in Australia. The
Port of Brisbane is a vibrant trading hub on
the East Coast of Australia, and is one of
the top three Australian ports by cargo
volume. It is also the fastest-growing
Australian port. With this strategic
location, Brisbane provides a vital link for
the import and export of goods from Asia
and rest of the world to and from
Australia," said Mr Chow.
"We are certain that the 'OOCL
Brisbane' will live up to its name by
providing a vital link to world trade. With
such vessels, OOCL can improve the service
we provide to our customers, offering
greater economies of scale, increased
capacity and higher frequency of sailings."
The vessel has an overall length of 260
metres on a 32.25-metre beam with a
moulded draught of 11.00 metres and a
moulded depth of 19.30 metres.
Displacing 69,070 tonnes, the vessel has
a gross tonnage calculated at 40,168GRT,
net tonnage of 24,450NRT and deadweight
'OOCL Brisbane' is powered by a single
MAN Doosan 8K90MC-6 MK6 main engine
rated at 36,560kW driving a single
six-bladed skew propeller. Four 1,700kW
generator sets provide auxiliary power and
a single 36,560kW side thruster enhances
manoeuvrability. The vessel has a
maximum speed of 24.5 knots.
'OOCL Brisbane' has a hold container
capacity of 4,578TEU and an on-deck
capacity of 2,994TEU.
The 'OOCL Brisbane' will be deployed on
the Asia-Australia AEA 2 service. The port
rotation is: Yokohama / Osaka / Busan /
Shanghai / Ningbo / Hong Kong / Kaohsiung
/ Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane and back to
Yokohama on a 35-day round trip.
For further information contact:
Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Shipyard,
Korea. PH: +82 23458 7000,
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