OOCL Celebrates Maiden Voyages of New Eco-Friendly Mega Vessels

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) has marked a significant milestone with the maiden voyages of its latest 24,188 TEU mega vessels, “OOCL Finland” and “OOCL Sweden.” These ships are part of a fleet of ten eco-friendly mega containerships, highlighting the company’s commitment to fleet modernization.

New Vessel Details
  • OOCL Finland: Constructed by Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (DACKS).
    • Named by Ms. TANG Li, CEO of KEECO Asia Group on April 25, 2024.
    • Maiden arrival in...


Finland lobbies for expanded EU-funded spill response capability in Baltic Sea

An oil spill response vessel in Finnish waters

The Finnish government, through the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is urging the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to spread its network of stand-by oil spill response vessels more evenly across European waters with due regard to the risks of the marine operating environments....


Citing Russia’s shadow fleet, Finland calls for greater oil spill response resources in the Baltic

Littoral states along the Baltic are upping their campaign to take action against Russia’s so-called dark fleet of ageing tankers transiting the region. Finland has called for the European Union to buy a vessel ready to handle oil spills in the northern part of the Baltic. Finland’s Transport and...


Diplomatic campaign underway to crack down on Russian tankers passing through the Baltic

Littoral states around the Baltic are waging a diplomatic campaign to get other countries to back a greater crackdown on Russia’s shadow fleet passing through the region, concerned about the potential for environmental catastrophe with a number of near disasters reported among the ageing fleet of...


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