OOCL, or Orient Overseas Container Line, is the world’s 13th-largest container shipping company, with approximately 240 vessels with a combined capacity of 800,000 TEUs. Founded in 1969, the ocean carrier is present in more than 65 countries.

Hong Kong-based OOCL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. OOCL posted revenue of US$6.2 billion in 2013 — down 3.5 percent on a year-on-year basis. The company recorded a net profit of $47 million, down 84 percent from the previous year’s net income of $296 million.

OOCL was the 10th-ranked container carrier in U.S. containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 745,881 TEUs, down 1.7 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 4.1 percent. It was No. 8 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 538,287 TEUs, down 3.9 percent year-over-year and market share of 4.2 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

22 Apr 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line’s revenue slumped 17.1 percent in the first quarter even as traffic increased 4.2 percent, highlighting the plunge in ocean freight rates to historic lows that is accelerating consolidation moves across the beleaguered industry.
20 Apr 2016
The Ocean Alliance was born in Shanghai on Wednesday as CMA CGM, China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen Line and OOCL signed a memorandum of understanding to offer more than 40 global services connecting markets in Asia, Europe and the United States.
19 Apr 2016
CMA CGM, China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen Line and OOCL on Wednesday morning are expected to announce in Shanghai that they will form a shipping alliance, a move aimed at blunting the power of the major vessel-sharing agreement between the two largest global container lines, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co.
07 Apr 2016
Global container lines operating in Russia that were found guilty of collusion in 2012 and 2013 plan are appealing the controversial decision of Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that threw a shadow on their image in the country.
07 Mar 2016
Hong Kong-listed OOCL is committed to remaining with the G6 Alliance, said chief financial officer Alan Tung, but "everyone is talking to everyone" as two huge merger and acquisition deals threaten to redraw the alliance structures by the end of the year.
25 Feb 2016
A look at the 2015 performance of three major carriers — Maersk Line, OOCL and APL — reveals the extent of the decline in average revenue per 20-foot container transported that low bunker prices were unable to offset.
16 Feb 2016
CMA CGM and Cosco are leading efforts to create a new vessel-sharing alliance that could include Evergreen Line and OOCL and would shake up three of the four major east-west carrier groupings, the Alphaliner newsletter reported.
16 Feb 2016
Fifteen leading ocean container carriers, including Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, have offered to change their practices for setting freight rates to settle an antitrust probe, the European Commission said Tuesday
22 Jan 2016
Orient Overseas Container Line reported a sharp drop in container volume and plunging revenue on the Asia-Europe trade in 2015, with a particularly dismal fourth quarter dragging down figures on the oversupplied route.
16 Dec 2015
Five Asia-based container lines will expand a service in mid-February that connects to Australia, while another China-based line will also beef up its service to and from Oceania.
23 Oct 2015
Plunging rates and excess capacity caused Orient Overseas Container Line’s third-quarter revenue to fall 12.2 percent despite an uptick in volume.
04 Sep 2015
Orient Overseas Container Line, or OOCL, has joined the ranks of carriers this month announcing general rate increases for goods moving from Asia to Europe, despite the persistently weak market on those lanes that has undercut monthly GRIs for most of 2015.