Tung Chao Yung

OOCL orders more container ships

Orient Overseas Container Line will expand its fleet with four more 13,000 teu (20-foot equivalent unit) container ships that will be deployed on routes between Asia and Europe.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2011, 12:00am

Tycoon's dream of floating university

Plans to turn former Cunard Line flagship the Queen Elizabeth into a floating university were defeated when a blaze broke out on board in 1972 as she was being refitted in Hong Kong.

The inferno sunk the liner, whose wreck became an emblem of Victoria Harbour and was immortalised as the Hong Kong headquarters of MI5 in The Man with the Golden Gun.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Tung firm caught up in huge explosion aboard container

OOCL confident its cargo is not linked to blast that crippled the Hyundai Fortune

The Tung family shipping company has hazardous cargo aboard a South Korean ship burning abandoned off Yemen in what is expected to lead to the biggest maritime insurance claim in history.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tung's father proposed federal system for China

Diary reveals how shipping tycoon put suggestion to Richard Nixon

The father of Tung Chee-hwa, the late shipping magnate Tung Chao-yung, once suggested to former US president Richard Nixon the idea of a federal system for China's reunification - an idea that would not have found favour with Beijing.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

OOCL executive killed in shipping accident

A top executive of the Tung family-owned Orient Overseas Container Line has died from injuries he sustained during a fall onboard the OOCL Montreal at the French port of Le Havre.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and China Shipping will start a new Australia-China service, replacing existing operations on May 15. The new service will cover Shanghai, Chiwan, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong.

18 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Tung at museum opening

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa attended the opening of a maritime museum named after his late father, shipping magnate C. Y. Tung in Shanghai. The museum is on the campus of Jiao Tong University.

19 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Monaco post for C.C.

C. C. Tung, the Chief Executive's younger brother, and wife Harriet have just returned from Monaco, where they were granted an audience with Prince Rainier.

C. C. was officially made honorary consul of the principality, a post held by Tung Chee-hwa until he became Chief Executive. Their late father, shipping magnate C. Y. Tung, also held the position.

10 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Jiang encounter marks magnate as candidate

HONG KONG shipping magnate Tung Chee-hwa, who likes to keep a low profile despite his immense influence in business and politics, was caught in the spotlight again yesterday.

A fortnight ago he leapt into contention to become the inaugural chief executive of the SAR when political colleague and business affiliate Henry Fok put him forward as the man most likely.

27 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Hong Kong joins big names in containers

OOCL Hong Kong, the largest container vessel on the territory's ship register, has been christened by Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang in a ceremony at Kwai Chung.

The 4,960 teu vessel is one of the world's three largest containers and is owned by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

14 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Biggest HK vessel to be named

CHIEF Secretary Anson Chan will today name the largest container vessel to go on Hong Kong's ship register.

The 4,960-teu OOCL Hong Kong will be christened at an on-dock ceremony at Terminal 4 of Hong Kong International Terminals.

13 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Company sets up scholarship fund

A LOCAL cargo container company has set up a $6 million fund for scholarships to be awarded to Hong Kong and mainland undergraduates.

The company, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), was founded by the late shipping mogul C. Y. Tung.

8 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

New Xiamen service

ORIENT Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has started a new feeder service between Xiamen and Hong Kong.

With a transit time of three days, the fixed-day, weekly service will depart Xiamen every Wednesday and Hong Kong every Saturday, allowing cargo connections to all of OOCL's global routes.

11 Mar 1994 - 12:00am