Oldendorff Carriers Announces Delivery of New Kamsarmax
Oldendorff Carriers, who own and operate dry bulk carriers, has taken delivery of the second eco-friendly Kamsarmax vessel from a Chinese shipbuilder.
82,000-ton bulk carrier Moudros was formally transferred to China’s Zhoushan Islands on November 2. It is made of a total length of 229 meters, a width of 32 meters, and a depth of 20 meters. The vessel was designed by the Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute. In October 2017, German bulker owners signed up for up to 12 eco-friendly KT-8100s from Kamsarmax by Damen Scheepstraat BV in order to be more fuel efficient and produce less emissions.
Oldendorff was awarded five vessels from one consignment, plus options to purchase additional seven ships. Oldendorff will have a total of 31 vessels built at Hantong between 2016 and 2023, comprising 7 Newcastlemaxes and 24 Kamsarmaxes.
Oldendorff Carriers is working on a fleet renewal program by not only embracing green technologies but also new products to help the vessels meet their net-zero goals. Most recently, the company has invested in U-type scrubbers for two of its newbuild Capesize vessels. This follows in the footsteps of previous contracts where YMT installed scrubbers and performed compliance testing on 96 Oldendorff vessels.
What’s more, Edwine Oldendorff, a Handy bulk carrier owned by Germany-based Oldendorff Carriers, has completed a biofuel trial from Australia to Vietnam.
The large hull of the 38,600 dwt vessel was loaded. It carried 30,000 tonnes of sustainably certified malt barley from the Albany Grain Terminal in Western Australia and was to be discharged in Vietnam using biofuel supplied by BP.
The advanced fuel blend has been developed over the past few years and is expected to result in 15% less emissions compared with conventional fuel, according to the supplier.
The emission reduction potential of Oldendorff Carriers has been analyzed in a research agreement between the company and MIT.