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Award-winning OOCL expands service to Kingston

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Award winning Orient Overseas Container Line, commonly known as OOCL, has just celebrated 50 years of containerisation and is its expanding service to Jamaica in 2020. The OOCL is a Hong Kong-based global container transportation and logistics company with its North and South America headquarters located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

OOCL operates over 100 container vessels and has more than 120 offices across 100 major cities around the world. As a member of the OCEAN Alliance, OOCL provides nearly 200 services calling 600 international ports and terminals around the world. The OOCL, together with its sister company COSCO Shipping Line, is the third ranked globally in terms of vessel capacity.

Awards won

Over the years, OOCL has been proactively taking on a leadership role in implementing many important initiatives to address the environmental and business challenges, such as its relentless efforts in operational efficiency, bunker saving, investing in fuel-efficient containerships and other best practices that contribute significantly to the success of its overall sustainability profile and competitive position in the industry.

In 2019, OOCL proudly received the Hong Kong Sustainability Award and Special Recognition for Outstanding Sustainability Initiative: Environmental Dimension. The Hong Kong Sustainability Award aims at recognising organisations which have demonstrated outstanding sustainability practices in economic, social, and environmental aspects, while achieving good business and organisational performance within their industry sectors. The awards programme also advocates for cross-sector sharing of best practices while inspiring organisations to entrench sustainability into their operation and culture for more impactful and long-term business sustainability results.

In that same year, OOCL won the Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (SEAA) (Regional) for a third time. This award recognises persistence and dedication to achieving environmental sustainability in all aspects of the business operation. Over the years, OOCL has been an honoured award recipient at the SEAA ceremony organised by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC).

Industry leader in artificial intelligence (AI)

OOCL is also an industry leader in applying advanced AI technologies to improve its operating efficiency and business practices, thereby reducing costs, improving sustainability and providing better services to its worldwide customers.

In a statement about its service expansion to Kingston, OOCL shared that “we take pride in our ‘We Take It Personally’ spirit, which is ingrained in our company culture and business processes. OOCL core values are our people, being customer-focused, providing excellent customer service through quality and being responsible to our community. Our staff around the world strive to meet our customer’s service requirements on every shipment. Our consistent, reliable and high service quality is known and enjoyed by all our customers. The best way for you to get to know us and see that we do follow our core values is to give us an opportunity by doing business with us.

“We look forward to doing business with you through our local agent, Jamaica Freight and Shipping Company, Limited.”

The company will provide a weekly service from China to Jamaica.