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(From The Standard)
Byline: Keith Wallis
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), the Tung family-controlled shipping company, will sign contracts, totalling about US$160 million (HK$1.24 billion), on Friday for another two massive 8,000-TEU (20-foot equivalent units) container ships.
The latest deal will bring to 10 the total number of similar-sized ships that have either been delivered or are on order to OOCL. The 323-metre-long, 100,000 deadweight tonne vessels are the largest container ships afloat.
OOCL general manager corporate marketing Stanley Shen confirmed that orders would be signed with South Korea shipbuilder Samsung Heavy …