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Oldendorff orders ultramax pair and adds two post-panamax bulkers

German dry bulk player Oldendorff Carriers is expanding its fleet with two 61,300 dwt ultramax newbuildings and two secondhand 93,000 dwt post-panamaxes.

The ultramaxes will be delivered from Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Ship Engineering Co (DACKS) in July 2022 and are of the Kawasaki eco design, of which the company had previously built nine units at DACKS and sister yard NACKS until 2019.

The two 2012-built post-panamaxes will be taken over in India in April. According to VesselsValue, the ships come from Offen Group’s Conti.

The company also expects its last two newcastlemax newbuildings to be delivered from Hantong Shipyard in August and October/November this year, completing the series of 18 MARIC-design ships, built over five years at three different yards in China.

Adding these transactions and ships that were recently taken on period charter, Oldendorff Carriers’s fleet under operation will exceed 750 vessels cementing its position as one of Europe’s largest shipping companies.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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