German dry bulk shipping operator Oldendorff has placed an order at CSSC Chengxi Shipyard for the construction of two 21,500 dwt self-unloading bulk carriers.
The vessels, which will equipped with scrubbers to meet the upcoming IMO regulations, are expected to be delivered in 2020.
Oldendorff is currently undergoing a major fleet expansion programme, having ordered a series of newbuildings in 2017 and 2018. The company now operates a fleet of 78 bulkers with another 28 newbuildings on order.
This week, CSSC Chengxi also secured an order from a joint venture by CSL Group and HJH Shipmanagement for one additional 40,000 dwt bulker.