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Remaining Orderbook grows to 21 Eco Bulk Carriers

The recent declaration of two Kamsarmax newbuilding options has increased our orderbook: Between end 2018 and mid-2020, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS will receive another 21 “eco” bulk carrier newbuildings from yards in Japan and China, which were mostly ordered between 2015 and 2017 at historically attractive prices. 

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Oldendorff Carriers Partners with Erma First for BWTS

Oldendorff Carriers' owned vessels will comply with the new IMO and US Coast Guard ballast water requirements. After a review of the different Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS), Oldendorff Carriers has decided to partner with ERMA FIRST. Oldendorff Carriers made a review of the approved BWTS including visiting some manufacturing facilities. The review included; regulation compliance, capital cost, energy requirements, anticipated operating costs, space requirements, simplicity to manage and availability. 

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Oldendorff Carriers Joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Oldendorff Carriers joins high profile leadership group working to create a more sustainable maritime industry. Oldendorff joins other SSI members, including ABN-Amro, AkzoNobel, Bunge, China Navigation, IMC Shipping, Lloyd’s Register, Louis Dreyfus, Maersk, Priya Blue, Rightship and Wartsila, who are working together with NGOs Forum for the Future and WWF to help create a more environmentally sustainable maritime industry by 2040.

 

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Interorient Babies join our fleet

We are expanding our fleet of Babycapes further by buying four 115,000 tdw bulk carriers from companies controlled by Interorient Navigation Co Ltd, Cyprus and taking two sister vessels on period charter from them. 

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A story about us in Tradewinds

The following article about Oldendorff Carriers appeared in Tradewinds weekly newspaper published 16.2.18 written by Geoff Garfield.

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Trial Transhipment in the Andaman Islands

Our geared panamax Trina Oldendorff (75,053 tdw built 2013) loaded 73,086 mt of coking coal from Gladstone, Australia and sailed to the Andaman Islands. Off Port Meadow, she successfully transhipped 25,000 mt of coal into the M/V Spar Rigel (58,000 tdw built 2010) for transport to the Indian port of Haldia, where there is a maximum draft restriction of about 7.5 metres. The Trina Oldendorff proceeded to discharge part of the remaining cargo in India.

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Fleet of Babycapes is growing

We have recently increased the number of owned bulk carriers in our Babycape segment by acquiring four more eco 119,000 tonners from compatriot shipowner Hartmann Reederei:

MV “UBC Ottawa”   (tbrn: “Roland Oldendorff”)

MV “UBC Odessa”  (tbrn: “Rex Oldendorff”)

MV “UBC Olimbus”  (tbrn: “Redmer Oldendorff”)

MV “UBC Oristano” (tbrn: “Rik Oldendorff”) 

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IBJ Bulk Ship Operator of the Year award

We are pleased to report, that the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) has selected Oldendorff Carriers to be awarded "BULK SHIP OPERATOR OF THE YEAR". The IBJ awards are a “A Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry.” “This prestigious award is presented to an operator of dry bulk vessels of any size, either as an owner or charterer who can demonstrate recent advances in safety, efficiency and environment protection. The award celebrates the contribution made to world trade by the ship operator.” 

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Transhipment in Vietnam commences operations

On November 12, 2017 the Babycape “Richard Oldendorff” (118,532 tdw built 2011) arrived at the Go Gia buoys in South Vietnam with the largest ever bulk cargo to be discharged in Vietnam. The vessel berthed at the transhipment platform “Lena” with a cargo of about 115,000 mt, to unload a part cargo of 74,634 mt of coal into lighters for South Vietnam customers with restricted draft ports. After lightering in South Vietnam the “Richard Oldendorff” will proceed to Campha port in North Vietnam to discharge the remaining 40,000 mt of coal on-board.

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Winning a regatta with “Almost Nothing”

On Saturday August 26th, Oldendorff Carriers Panamax team participated in the 35th Schiffahrtsregatta. The Schiffahrtsregatta is organized each year by Peter Gast Shipping GmbH and it is by far the largest regatta organized exclusively for the shipping community. This year 120 sailboats participated in the race with over 1,200 sailors. The race starts near Schleimunde, Germany and normally runs about 35 nautical miles across the Baltic Sea to Aroskobing, Denmark. This year because of light wind, the course was shortened to about 12 nautical miles.

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Reviving a contract for two eco 36,000 tdw Newbuildings

Last month saw the resurrection of two newbuilding contracts, which we had concluded originally in June 2012 with Weihai-based SAMJIN Shipbuilding Ind. Co Ltd (SSI), at the time controlled by Korean shareholders. The initial order was for four 36,000 tdw Handysize newbuildings of the Korean designed FESDEC-36k eco type.

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Introducing a Coal Transshipment Hub in South-Vietnam

An alliance of three partners – Welhunt, Oldendorff Carriers and Haivan - will position a Floating Transfer Platform (FTP) in South Vietnam capable of discharging and loading all bulk carriers up to and including Newcastlemax (210,000 tdw) at a discharge rate of up to 25,000 metric tonnes per day. This platform will be the first and only multi-user facility in Vietnam and is specifically designed to be able to handle growing coal imports.

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Oldendorff appoints Verifavia for EU MRV Verification

Oldendorff Carriers has appointed Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), to verify its fleet of vessels in line with the European Union’s new environmental Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. Verifavia will ensure that all Oldendorff vessels are in compliance with the new requirements mandated by the EU MRV regulation coming into force in August 2017. 

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Transshipment equipment on the move

In order to best serve our customers and adapt to their requirements we sometimes have to relocate our project equipment. The transshipment platform “Lena” was towed from Guyana to Trinidad where it was loaded on the semi submersible vessel “Trustee”, and transported to Batam, Indonesia. Also transported to Indonesia were the tug “Kiev” and the crew boat “Christine”. 

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Oldendorff Carriers Drives Digital Revolution with BMT

Oldendorff Carriers and BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, announce a new agreement which has led to the roll out of fleet performance management technology onboard Oldendorff vessels.  Based on BMT’s unique on board data collection system and bespoke shore based management solution SMARTFLEET, this collaboration is centred upon driving down the carbon footprint of each vessel and improving the overall efficiency of the fleet.

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Conversion of the Tete Oldendorff to a Transloader

In February 2017 our “Tete Oldendorff” (88,266 tdw, built at Imabari in 2006) entered Chengxi Shipyard in China to be converted to a transloader. Chengxi Shipyard is located in Jiangyin City on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and is one of the largest shiprepair and newbuilding enterprises under CSSC. During the conversion period the “Tete Oldendorff” will be renamed “Anna Oldendorff”. The conversion is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.

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Copenhagen office to open by June 2017

Executive & Board Director Jens Jacobsen will head the new Copenhagen office with an initial team of 8-10 people. The new Oldendorff office will be located in the maritime cluster in Hellerup just north of Copenhagen.The office is expected to grow to include a full range of support services but will initially have chartering, operations, marine accounting and vetting.

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180,000 tdw Capesize resale joins our fleet

We have acquired a 180,000 tdw Capesize newbuilding resale from Jinhai Heavy Industry Co Ltd.  The vessel was launched last summer and is expected to deliver to us in March or April 2017 as MV “William Oldendorff”. Recently, we have focussed on Newcastlemax size vessels, so this is the first regular 180,000 tdw Capesize owned in our fleet since we resold 2 x 180,000 tdw resales ex-Beihai Shipyard in 2014/15.

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Mercy Ships’ Cargo Day

Tradewinds promoted “Cargo Day” to the shipping community who rallied behind the idea and donated generously to the very worthwhile charity on 19 October. The Africa Mercy brings volunteer medical teams and sterile operating rooms directly to people who would otherwise go without care. It’s the world’s largest civilian hospital ship providing state-of-the-art care to those in desperate need—free of charge. Oldendorff also supports Mercy Ships: www.mercyships.ch

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Fleet expansion continues with 8 acquisitions

We are pleased to report the acquisition of 3 Babycapes and 5 Post-panamax bulk carriers to supplement our owned fleet. We like to have some owned vessels in every segment in which we operate to ensure we can provide our customers with the most reliable and flexible service. This means that over the last 12 months, we have purchased 17 second hand and resale bulk carriers for delivery between early 2016 and early 2017 at historically attractive prices.

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Oldendorff navigates Northern Sea Route

Two of our ice class 1C Kamsarmax vessels (M/V Georg & Gretke Oldendorff, 81,500 tdw with side mounted cranes) recently completed incident free voyages on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) above Russia. Both vessels loaded coal and departed Vancouver in August 2016 about 10 days apart, and proceeded through the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. Upon reaching the icy Laptev Sea they were required to follow a Russian nuclear ice breaker however heavy fog was more of an issue for safe navigation than ice. Fog caused a few days of delay but almost no ice was encountered on the voyages. 

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Our Transloaders: Salvaging the Situation

In 2016, Oldendorff Transloaders have performed 4 major ship-to-ship cargo salvage operations. Having Transloaders fitted with side-mounted cranes which are capable of unloading upto capesize bulk carriers, has provided some unusual business opportunities. Oldendorff is not a salvage company but our Transloaders have been called upon by salvage companies and charterers to assist in ship-to-ship transfer of cargo. 

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Oldendorff Carriers concludes its third US Private Placement

In August 2016, we successfully completed our third US private placement bond issue. This additional US$ 60 million tranche, takes the total to US$ 220 million. Oldendorff Carriers secured additional long term financing to support the company’s investment program, and to take advantage of the current attractive interest rate environment.

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EOL in UAE renamed Oldendorff Carriers Transshipment L.L.C.

Oldendorff Carriers Transshipment Limited LLC is an Oldendorff company based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The principal business of the company is unloading and lightering iron ore offshore in deep water and delivering it to steel mills in the Arabian Gulf. Oldendorff Carriers Transshipment Limited LLC currently operates in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In May of this year, Oldendorff sold Eships to Tristar in Dubai, exiting the tanker business.

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