The company also informed that its 21,413 TEU container ship and OOCL Japan's sister vessel, OOCL Hong Kong, has officially been recorded as the world’s biggest container ship in the Guinness World Records.

The last time OOCL set a Guinness World Records title was for the largest containership back in April 2003 with the OOCL Shenzhen, an 8,063 TEU vessel.

OOCL Hong Kong was the first containership in the world to break through the 21 thousand TEU mark / Credit: OOCL

The OOCL Japan will be serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and her port rotation is: Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Yantian / Singapore / via Suez Canal / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Gdansk / Wilhelmshaven / Felixstowe / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian / Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.

“The economic growth fundamentals continue to show further improvement so far this year, and under the new industry landscape, we are seeing signs of a stronger rebound after witnessing significant volume growth, increased liftings, and more sustainable rate levels that are positively impacting revenues in the first half of 2017.  We are pleased to be rolling out these new vessels under the current environment, and look forward to solid demand growth on a much stronger trajectory,” said Mr. Andy Tung, CEO of OOCL.