Shipping Australia is delighted to welcome major international dry bulk shipping company, Oldendorff Carriers, as our newest full member.
Oldendorff Carriers is a leading dry bulk ship owner headquartered in Germany that operates approximately 700 ships with a total capacity of 60 million deadweight tonnes. Employing over 4,000 people across 60 countries, Oldendorff’s eco fleet includes a variety of sizes such as Handysize, Supramax, Panamax and Capesize, among others.
For nearly 100 years Oldendorff Carriers has handled all bulk commodities including iron ore, coal, minerals, grains, agriproducts, bauxite, alumina, cement, aggregates, scrap, concentrates, as well as sensitive unitized cargoes such as windmill towers and blades, pipes, steel and forest products. The company is also renowned for its expertise in the project cargo and trans-shipment sectors.
Ben Harper, director, Oldendorff, commented upon the company’s new membership.
“Our firm commitment with the Australian shipping landscape becomes stronger after joining SAL. As a global ship owner and operator, we are looking forward to sharing our vision and adding value to the Australian industry as well as establishing open communication channels with local companies. It is our responsibility to keep abreast of not only changes in Australian ports but also in regional and national legislations”, Harper said.
Shipping Australia CEO, Rod Nairn, was enthusiastic about their new member.
“Oldendorff Carriers is a well-known, long-standing and major international shipping company. With a large fleet, and interests across a range of sectors, the company brings significant experience and expertise to Shipping Australia. Oldendorff also helps to further diversify our membership which enhances our ability to represent all sectors of the international shipping industry and to promote good shipping policy,” Nairn said.
Shipping Australia is the peak national shipping association with 29 full-members, comprised of shipping lines and shipping agents, and 42 associate-members. Together, they are involved with over 70 per cent of Australia’s container and car trades.
Our members are involved with over 60 per cent of our break bulk and bulk trades and they carry out significant numbers of cruise ship and tug operations.
For additional information contact Rod Nairn, chief executive officer on 0449 902 457.