The recent declaration of two Kamsarmax newbuilding options has increased our orderbook: Between end 2018 and mid-2020, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS will receive another 21 eco bulk carriers new buildings from yards in Japan and China, which were mostly ordered between 2015 and 2017 at historically attractive prices.
OSHIMA Shipbuilding will deliver 2 x 100,000 dwt Post-panamaxes and 3 x 62,000 dwt Ultramaxes during the first half of 2020. The Oshima designs are setting new benchmarks in terms of eco bulk carriers with low fuel consumption.
HANTONG Ship Heavy Industry will build 7 x 82,000 dwt “Sdari” design Kamsarmaxes between 2019 and spring 2020, two of which will have ice class 1c. The series will feature “MAN-B&W” engines imported from Korea, “Yanmar” auxiliary engines imported from Japan and optimized “Nakashima” propellers. The latest two ships at Hantong were options, which were declared earlier this month. The total number of eco bulk carriers ordered at Hantong was 10, but 3 ships were later resold to other owners.
NACKS (Cosco / Kawasaki JV yard in Nantong) and DACKS (the sister yard in Dalian) will build 6 x 61,000 dwt Ultramax eco bulk carriers for us to a high specification, which will all deliver next year. Finally, we will receive 3 x 36,000 / 38,000 dwt Handysize vessels from two Chinese yards in 2018 and 2019.
Last month, we agreed to sell 13 Ultramax vessels for delivery until September 2018 to an Asian buyer with 2 years’ time charter back, based on a floating rate structure. The package contains 8 x 63,500 dwt bulk carriers built at Qingshan and Yangzijiang (built 2015 – 2018) and 5 x 61,000 dwt Ultramaxes built at Imabari and NACKS (all built in 2014).
Overall, our company has now bought or ordered 137 vessels for takeover between 2013 and 2020, of which in the meantime 47 ships were sold on and 9 older acquisitions were also sold in the same period. This means, that for delivery between 2013 and 2020, our S&P desk has entered into 193 transactions (acquisitions and sales).