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OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line)
Orient Overseas Container Line, commonly known as OOCL, is a container shipping and logistics service company with headquarters in Hong Kong, China. The company is incorporated in Hong Kong as Orient Overseas Container Line Limited and separately incorporated as Orient Overseas Container Line Inc. in Liberia. The latter was also re-domiciled to the Marshall Islands.
Orient Overseas Container Line, commonly known as OOCL. In 1947, OOCL was founded as Orient Overseas Line (OOL). OOL was the first company to provide container transportation services across the Pacific at that time. Consequently, the company was renamed as Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
OOCL is one of the world’s largest shipping and logistics companies. Headquartered in Hongkong, China, OOCL extends its network that encompasses Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australasia with 14-plus offices in over 40 countries. OOCL aims to be the best container shipping and logistics service provider, helping customers transport their cargo by multiple ways to their final destination.
In a bid to improve network operations and work efficiencies, OOCL has adopted the technology of Integrated Regional Information System (IRIS-2), specifically designed for the container shipping industry. OOCL has become an industry leader in the utilization of information technology to access and manage the entire cargo shipping process.
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