Five new eco-ships have been delivered to Oldendorff Carriers since the beginning of this year. The Jan Oldendorff, the John Oldendorff, and Julius Olderdorff were delivered from the shipyard, Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd in Nantong, PRC. The three Ultramax vessels are 61,400 tdw on 13.03 metres draft with 4 x 30 tons SWL Mitsubishi cranes, an LOA of 199.90 metres and a beam of 32.24 metres. The vessels are fitted with a fuel-efficient MAN-B&W 6S50ME-B9.2 main engine of 10,000 Kw and fuel saving devices: semi-duct system with contra-fins and rudder bulb system with fins. The John Oldendorff and Julius Oldendorff entered in to long term Time Charters with clients. The other two vessels, the Christiane Oldendorff , a handysize vessel, was delivered from the Samjin Shipyard in Weihai, PRC and the Kai Oldendorff, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from the Hantong shipyard in Hantong, PRC.
Having sold most of its older vessels, the Oldendorff Carriers owned and bareboat chartered fleet of 111 vessels now has an average age of just 4.78 years. With the company's remaining order book of 38 newbuildings including, Oldendorff Carriers will maintain a young and fuel efficient fleet of bulk carriers going forward. Most of the company's additional roughly 600 operated vessels are also young and fuel-efficient and closely mirror its owned fleet.