Oldendorff Carriers meets with recently elected Guyanese President Donald Ramotar in February 2012
President Donald Ramotar was victorious in the 2011 Presidential Election in Guyana after receiving 48.6 % and becoming the successor of President Bharrat Jagdeo after his 12 years in office. Oldendorff Carriers Guyana Inc. (OCGI) arranged a courtesy visit with the President on February 1st 2012 to congratulate the Head of State on his newly appointed position and introduce Oldendorff while providing a brief over view of Oldendorff's Guyanese operation.
As a follow up to OCGI's visit in February 2012, President Donald Ramotar embraced Oldendorff's invite to see the entire Operation and made a visit to OCGI's loading basin in New Amsterdam. OCGI was delighted to welcome the President and provided a tour of the facilities.
Left to right: Henrik Christiansen - Managing Director of Oldendorff Carriers USA INC., Winston Brassington - President Donald Ramotar, Inge Pilskog - former GM of OCGI, Marlon Jaundoo - Finance & Admin Manager of OCGI
The President was very pleased with how the project has developed over the years and commended OCGI on their extensive involvement in helping the country of Guyana develop further and expand it's exports.
OCGI was established in January of 2006 by Oldendorff Carriers to facilitate an 11 year contract with one of Oldendorff's long term customers, Rusal, via their local affiliate Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.
Left to Right: Volodymyr Gumyonny - Former Senior Technical Manager, Rommel Ramos - Basin Manager, President Ramotar, Zakaria El Dib - Senior Basin Manager
OCGI is presently moving about 2 million metric tons of bauxite per annum for Rusal offering a complete logistics solution along the Berbice River to totally service BCGI's project from the Mine Site to one of their refinery located in Dnepro-bugsky, Ukraine.
Oldendorff have implemented all the equipment and infrastructure necessary in order to properly execute and facilitate this intense project. Barges are loaded up river at Kwakwani and Aroaima, close to the mine site and then brought down river to OCGI's off shore loading installation and then loaded onto ocean going vessels.