Six more vessels purchased for our core fleet

21st June 2016


OLDENDORFF CARRIERS continues to expand its core fleet by buying six modern bulk carriers. Three “Baby Capes” were acquired to supplement our chartered fleet of around 25 small Capesize bulk carriers of 110,000 – 120,000 tdw. We also purchased a 58,000 tdw newbuilding as a resale from Samjin Shipbuilding for delivery ex-yard in January / February 2017. Finally, we purchased two 33,300 tdw Open Hatch / Box Shaped vessels ideally suited for our unitized and bulk parcel trades. 

OLDENDORFF CARRIERS continues to expand its core fleet by buying the following six modern bulk carriers:

M/V “Asti Snug" tbrn “Rixta Oldendorff” 119,000 tdw - built 2011

M/V "Roma Snug" tbrn “Regina Oldendorff”  119,000 tdw - built 2011

M/V “Nord Pyxis” tbrn “Birte Oldendorff” 114,200 tdw - built 2010


M/V “NB  #1051" tbrn “Frederike Oldendorff” 58,000 tdw - January 2017

M/V “Karoline Snug” tbrn “Christiane Oldendorff” 33,300 tdw - built 2010

M/V “Lucy Snug” tbrn “Christoffer Oldendorff” 33,500 tdw - built 2010

The three “Baby Capes” were acquired to supplement our chartered fleet of around 25 small Capesize bulk carriers of 110,000 – 120,000 tdw, which are operated in global bulk trades by our London office. We furthermore took two 114,000 tdw sister ships of “Nord Pyxis” on long period charter from close owner friends. 

The 58,000 tdw newbuilding was bought as a resale from Samjin Shipbuilding for delivery ex-yard in January / February 2017. The vessel features a high cubic capacity of 73,750  cbm, 4 x 35 tons NMF electro-hydraulic cranes, a Korean built MAN-B&W 6S50MC-C7 main engine and Korean built MAN-B&W auxiliary diesel engines.

Finally, the two 33,300 tdw vessels are Open Hatch / Box Shaped vessels with most hatch openings measuring 20.8 m x 23.2 m, ideally suited for our unitized and bulk parcel trades. The Wärtsilä 6RTA48T main engines were imported from Poland.

A few months ago, we bought the below three vessels, which means so far this year we have invested in 9 vessels including 2 resale newbuildings.

M/V “Friedrich Oldendorff” (ex-“Pearl Seas”)  74,500 tdw – built 2006

M/V “Tete Oldendorff”  (ex-“Ikan Kurau”) 88,300 tdw – built 2006

M/V ”Dorthe Oldendorff“ (resale NB #1001) 38,000 tdw – February 2017

The Panamax and Post-panamax vessels were taken over in January, while the OHBS Handy resale is expected to be commissioned around February 2017 and features a Mitsubishi main engine, imported from Japan as well as 4 x 45 tons MacGregor cranes, imported from Sweden.