OLDENDORFF Carriers says it has started 2019 with the delivery of five new eco-ships, four of which were delivered on the same day.

This is part of an effort to reduce environmental impact.

MV Jan Oldendorff, MV John Oldendorff and MV Julius Oldendorff were delivered from the building yard Nantong Cosco in China.

The three ultramax vessels are fitted with a fuel-efficient engines and have a fuel-saving semi-duct system with contra-fins and rudder bulb system with fins.

MV John Oldendorff and MV Julius Oldendorff have been entered into long term time charters with clients.

The Jan Oldendorff is to service contracts of affreightment and spot market cargoes.

Meanwhile the MV Christiane Oldendorff was delivered from the Samjin Shipyard in Weihai, China.

This handysize vessel has a fuel-efficient Wartisila main engine and is fitted with a “Mewis” energy saving duct by Becker, Germany.

MV Kai Oldendorff was delivered from the Hantong shipyard in Hantong, China.

This Kamsarmax vessel has a fuel-efficient main engine and Yanmar auxiliaries.

Next year, it is to be retrofitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) to comply with IMO 2020 regulations.