Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) has launched the newest 24,188 TEU mega containership for Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

The launching ceremony took place at the company’s yard on 8 April 2023, and the ship is the second 24,188TEU container ship built and launched by DACKS.

The vessel measures 399.99m by 61.3m, and has a moulded depth of 33.2m. It is capable of carrying up to 24,188 twenty-foot containers.

The ship’s design incorporates a newly developed energy-saving bulbous bow, propeller front shroud and other energy-saving devices.

Thanks to a series of new technology, the company expects that additional carbon dioxide emission reductions will be achieved.

DACKS has also incorporated low-resistance line optimization on the ship and adopted a self-developed hull structure life-cycle intelligent safety management system.

OOCL ordered five 23,000TEU boxships from COSCO shipbuilding yards in China in 2020, with three ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) assigned for construction at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co (NACKS) yard and the remaining two at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering.

OOCL’s first 24,188 TEU vessel was officially named OOCL Spain at the No.2 outfitting quay of Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co, Ltd (NACKS) in Nantong, China on 16 February.


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