DACKS splashes OOCL’s newest 24,188 TEU mega containership

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).


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

The vessel has a total length of 399.99 meters, a width of 61.3 meters, and a molded depth of 33.2 meters. It is capable of carrying up to 24,188 twenty-foot container boxes.The design of the ship incorporates a newly developed energy-saving bulbous bow, propeller front shroud and other energy-saving devices.

Through a series of new technology applications, 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.

To remind, OOCL ordered five 23,000 TEU boxships at COSCO shipbuilding yards in China back 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.

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The first of the 24,188 TEU giants was delivered in February this year. The vessel OOCL Spain was delivered at the No.2 outfitting quay in Nantong, China.

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