OOCL Christens Its Newbuild Mega Vessel

first_imgSamsung Heavy Industries shipyard based in Geoje Island, South Korea today held a christening ceremony for the eighth of ten 13,208 TEU containerships, ordered by OOCL.The vessel, leased to NYK Line of Japan, was named MV NYK Hyperion by its Sponsor Mrs. Harriet Tung, wife of Mr. C. C. Tung, Chairman of Orient Overseas (International) Limited .“By embracing innovative designs and the latest green technologies, OOCL is committed to introducing efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels to the shipping community. With a sophisticated hull form design and state-of-the-art engine technologies, these are just some important features that contribute to lowering energy consumption levels which in turn reduces emissions into the environment,” the company said in a press release.The NYK Hyperion will be serving the Asia-Europe trade. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location World Maritime News Staff, October 7, 2013last_img read more

EU tells Sri Lanka to increase cooperation with Zeids office

The EU also sought views from  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on how best the international community can assist Sri Lanka at this juncture. The European Union (EU) has urged Sri Lanka to increase its cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.The EU delegation at the UN Human Rights Council said that it welcomes Sri Lanka’s engagement with the office headed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. He said that important steps have been taken to reform the Constitution, revive independent institutions, and restore an environment for free expression and debate. (Colombo Gazette) However the EU delegation said it would like to encourage Sri Lanka to further increase its cooperation with Zeid’s office in view of the full implementation of the Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last year. This week Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council that the next few months will be important for Sri Lanka.Addressing the Council during its 31st session after submitting his annual report,  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that Sri Lanka is on its own journey towards accountability, reconciliation and durable peace. read more