Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG Joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative


Oldendorff joins high profile leadership group working to create a more sustainable maritime industry


LONDON – 30 May 2018 – The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (“SSI”), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, today announced that the dry bulk shipowner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has become a member.

Oldendorff joins other SSI members, including ABN-Amro, AkzoNobel, Bunge, China Navigation, IMC Shipping, Lloyd’s Register, Louis Dreyfus, Maersk, Priya Blue, Rightship and Wartsila, who are working together with NGOs Forum for the Future and WWF to help create a more environmentally sustainable maritime industry by 2040.

Oldendorff Carriers usually has around 700 bulk carriers under operation at any one time. Since 2014, they have invested in around 60 ‘eco’ newbuildings, which have been delivered from China, Korea and Japan. They feature low fuel consumption and significantly reduced emissions compared with older ships. Most long-term time chartered ships are also ‘eco’ type ships.

Scott Jones, Director of Communications at Oldendorff, said:  “Oldendorff Carriers is pleased to join the distinguished members of the SSI to share ideas and find a profitable and practical way forward on sustainability in the shipping industry. We found the SSI an excellent forum to address shipping specific sustainability issues, with like-minded companies.”

Tom Holmer, General Manager of SSI, said: “Oldendorff are a great addition to the SSI, providing the perspective of a large bulk operator into the deliberations about sustainability and long-term thinking on the maritime industry. The sharing of ideas and best practice across different organisations is a critical part of our journey towards reducing greenhouse gases, developing new technology and becoming more transparent and accountable. Oldendorff’s input into these issues makes them a very welcome addition to our membership.”



About the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is an independent charity, comprised of ambitious leaders spanning the whole shipping value chain from charterers and ship owners, to ship yards, class societies and technology companies.

The SSI’s objective is to make sustainability mainstream; working with its members and other shipping stakeholders to create a more environmentally responsible, socially conscious, safer, accountable, and more economically profitable industry.  One that is truly sustainable by 2040, as outlined in its Vision.

The SSI was founded by global sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future in conjunction with WWF, the global conservation NGO and a number of leading shipping industry companies. Forum for the Future and WWF remain as SSI NGO members.



About Oldendorff Carriers:

Oldendorff Carriers is a privately owned dry bulk shipowner and operator, headquartered in Germany. The company operates a modern fleet of about 700 bulk carriers ranging from Handysize (35,000 tdw) to Newcastlemax (210,000 tdw). Each year, Oldendorff carries about 320 million tons of bulk and unitised cargo around the world and performs about 14,000 port calls in 125 countries.

Oldendorff Carriers has eight transhipment operations around the world, which allow its clients to use bigger ships on long haul routes, resulting in reduced emissions and freight savings.



For more details please contact:
Tom Holmer
E: tom.holmer@ssi2040.org
T: +44 207 324 3626  M: +44 7807 311852

Oldendorff Carriers Gmbh
Scott Jones
E: Scott.Jones@oldendorff.com
T: +49 451 1500 512
+49 173 241 56 56