Since we initiated our first transshipment project in Turkey in 2001, this division has come a long way. We have invested about US$ 600 million in the segment and now run ten projects, employing about 1,100 people. More than 200 million mt have been transshipped by OLDENDORFF CARRIERS so far.
Our current annual volume of 40 mtpa sets us apart from our competitors. We offer bespoke logistics solutions that result in substantial freight savings. Insufficient port facilities or a shallow draft do not mean that you have to use small ships with poor economics. We can transship your cargoes from or onto larger vessels, giving you a lower freight rate per ton on long-haul trades. In some cases, transshipment solutions can also increase throughput or actually make a commodity competitive in the first place.
We arrange the ocean transportation as well as the transshipment in a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. We assume full responsibility for the entire package.
Our task is to assist clients in achieving their goals by designing, building and operating an efficient system. Our dedicated team consists of material handling experts, naval architects, engineers and captains. Let us develop a tailor-made solution for your project.
|Location||Commodity||Since||mt per year||Operation|
|Turkey||Coal||2002||3.5 mtpa||Cape > Barges|
|Guyana||Bauxite||2006||1.0 – 3.0 mtpa||Barges > Ultras|
|Abu Dhabi||Iron Ore||2007||6.0 mtpa||Capes > Barges|
|Bahrain||Iron Ore||2012||3.5 mtpa||Capes > Transloaders|
|Saudi Arabia||Iron Ore||2011||1.4 - 1.8 mtpa||Capes > Transloaders|
|Qatar||Iron Ore||2014||1.0 mtpa||Capes > Transloaders|
|Trinidad||Ore/Coal/Bauxite||2012||9.0 - 12.0 mtpa||Panamax & Supra > Cape|
|S. Vietnam||Coal||2017||1.0 - 4.0 mtpa||Capes > Barges|
|N. Vietnam||Coal||2021||4.0 mtpa||Capes > Transloaders|
|Bangladesh||Coal||2019||3.8 - 4.5 mtpa||Capes > Supramax|
|Kamsar||Bauxite||2021||3.0 - 3.5 mtpa||Post-Panamax - Cape|
We transship around 12 mtpa in the Arabian Gulf with four transloading vessels, four barges and two tugs. The first project started in 2007.
In the Gulf of Iskenderun, two miles off the coast in deep water, we operate the world’s most productive floating coal transshipment terminal.
In Trinidad, we established a multi-user, multi-commodity transshipment hub in 2012, handling iron ore, coal, bauxite and other cargoes.
In 2021, Oldendorff signed a time charter contract with EGA (Emirates Global Aluminium), for using the transshipment vessel ‘Albert Oldendorff’ to load bulk carriers with bauxite in deep water near Kamsar.
In 2005, we signed a long-term contract with a large industrial client for a bauxite transshipment operation on the Berbice River in Guyana.
We have signed a 25-year coal transportation agreement with Nghi Son 2 Power Limited Liability Company (NS2PC) to transport 100 million tonnes.
We have signed a 5-year coal transportation agreement with the Bangladesh Chinese Power Company limited (BCPCL)’, to transport 20-25 million tonnes.
We operate the most advanced bulk transshipment facility in South Vietnam, able to handle any bulk commodity from any size of vessels up to Newcastlemaxes.
We have recently performed 11 major ship-to-ship cargo salvage operations. Our unique side-mounted cranes can unload up to Capesize bulk carriers.
Oldendorff Carriers has been successfully operating self-unloading bulk carriers since 1990. We currently operate a fleet of 7 hybrid self-unloaders used primarily for transshipment in the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and South China Sea.
We are always looking for qualified people for our transshipment projects. If you are interested in working for one of our transshipment projects at Oldendorff Carriers then please visit our transshipment careers page to find out more.
Oldendorff Carriers normally operates
around 700 vessels at any one time.