Oldendorff Carriers has recently celebrated the namegiving of its latest Japanese Capesize newbuilding, the ‘Gina Oldendorff’ at Namura Shipbuilding.
This follows sister vessel Alice Oldendorff, also delivered from Namura in November 2022. Both Capesize ships will be retrofitted with Yara Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems in China. The two 182,000 dwt vessels were ordered in 2021. Their very low fuel consumption will mean lower CO2 emissions.
The newbuilds are part of Oldendorff’s fleet replacement programme, under which 13 ships have been sold. The programme also involves 12 Kamsarmax newbuildings of 82,200 dwt each from Hantong Shipyard in Nantong, China, also ordered in 2021. Six of these have been sold on to another shipowner. This improved ‘Sdari-82k-2020’ design is noted for low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, consuming 22t/day of fuel per day, based on a ballast speed of 14 knots and a laden speed of 12 knots.