Our fleet

The fleet of A. O. Shipping is comprised of modern, flexible and high quality bulk carriers.

We are private ship-owners from Hamburg, Germany.

Cargo

Our task is to transport our clients’ cargo in a reliable, dependable and safe manner.

A. O. SHIPPING EXPERIENCE

A. O. Shipping is a private ship-owning company located in Hamburg, Germany. The family company was founded in 2003 with the purchase of its first ship, the “SAN PAOLO”, and rests on traditional values: respect, humbleness, discipline, performance, efficiency and trustworthiness. We are a solid ship-owning company and charter our modern ships to first-class companies, for whom we provide a reliable and professional service.

ECO-FRIENDLY

In using the newest technologies we are able to ensure that our ships consume less fuel and therefore produce less exhaust emissions than conventional ships. Our “eco-ships” are planned, designed and built in the most eco-friendly and energy efficient manner. We are therefore able to adhere to the strictest standards currently being set in the industry. The maintenance of our entire fleet is held to the highest level of quality, care and attention.

BULK CARRIER

The most important clients in the dry bulk freight market are mining companies, electricity suppliers, energy firms, commodity trading firms. Many of the vessels are chartered to such companies under long term fixed time charter agreements. The length of such time charter agreements vary considerably, usually between a minimum of 3 months and multiple years. 

A. O. Shipping — The Company

A. O. Shipping

More than 90% worldwide, almost 95% of EU foreign trade and close to 70% of German import and export trading occurs via the sea. The true task of a ship owner is to create connections between people, countries and continents, in order to further the international trade of goods and improve the quality of life for all involved. It is this mission statement that we stand by and adhere to by providing first-class and reliable ships.

 

Social responsibility

Every year, A. O. Shipping contributes to charities linked with our employees, our crews, our suppliers and our friends. Thanks to our  worldwide network we are able to reach people directly who may benefit from our support. The main focus of these charities is the educational development of young people.

 

“To be able to be in contact with our clients and our crews on a daily basis is the best job we could ever have imagined!”

The A. O. Shipping executives
Alexander Oetker & Rembert Clüsener
3.825
.000
tonnes of shipping volume per year

Our seven bulk ships have a deadweight of over 500,000 tonnes.

200.000
miles a year

Our ships are operating 365 days a year and travel 200,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the globe nearly eight times.

175
crew members

Engineers, captains, cooks and seamen operate on-board our ships, accounting for nearly 25 crew members per ship.

Passion and commitment

Without exception.

TypePanamax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN90,740 cbm
Built2001, Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan GT / NRT39,727 / 25,754
FlagLiberian GEARGearless
DWT / Draft76,623 mts / 14.139 m MAIN ENGINEMitsui MAN B&W 6S60MC (MK6)
L.O.A. / Beam224.94 m / 32.26 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypeKamsarmax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN97,000 cbm
Built2012, Taizhou CATIC Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Limited, China GT / NRT43.951 / 27.709
FlagLiberian GEARGearless
DWT / Draft81709.4 t / 14.45 m MAIN ENGINEWärtsilä 5RT-flex58T-D-TII
L.O.A. / Beam229 m / 32.26 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypeKamsarmax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN97,000 cbm
Built2012, Taizhou CATIC Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Limited, China GT / NRT43.951 / 27.709
FlagLiberian GEARGearless
DWT / Draft82,000 mts /  14.45 m MAIN ENGINEWärtsilä 5RT-flex58T-D-TII
L.O.A. / Beam229 m / 32.26 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypeUltramax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN77,500 cbm
Built2015, Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan GT / NRT34,748 / 20,217
FlagLiberian GEAR4 cranes / abt. 30.7 MT x 26 m radius
DWT / Draft61,288 mts / 13.01 m MAIN ENGINEMAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3
L.O.A. / Beam199,9 m / 32.24 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypeUltramax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN77,500 cbm
Built2015, Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan GT / NRT34,748 / 20,217
FlagLiberian GEAR4 cranes / abt. 30.5 MT x 26 m radius
DWT / Draft61,000 mts / 13.00 m MAIN ENGINEMAN B&W 6S50ME-9.3
L.O.A. / Beam199,9 m / 32.24 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypeUltramax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN80,000 cbm
Built2017, Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan GT36,400
FlagLiberian GEAR4 cranes / abt. 30.5 MT x 26 m radius
DWT / Draft63,000 mts / 13.40 m MAIN ENGINEMAN B&W 6S50ME-9.3
L.O.A. / Beam199,98 m / 32.24 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
TypePanamax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN89,246 cbm
Built2002, NAMURA IMARI SHIPBUILDING GT / NRT38,938/24,972
FlagLiberian GEARGearless
DWT / Draft74,222 mts / 13,952 m MAIN ENGINEHITACHI-MAN B&W 7S 50 MC
L.O.A. / Beam224.89 m / 32.20 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH
Our company (film)
showing the BONITA in action.

History

2003

Founding of A. O. Shipping

The shipping merchant Alexander Oetker launched A.O. Shipping on 23rd September 2003. Prior to this, Mr Oetker worked for shipping companies in both Hong Kong and London, lastly working for the Hamburg Süd shipping company in Hamburg, Germany.

In November 2003, AOS acquires the 46,601 DWT Italian-owned bulker “SAN PAOLO”, which was built in 1995 by the Japanese Sanoyas Mizishima shipyard. A long-term charter deal is signed with the shipping company Egon Oldendorff from Lübeck, Germany. The name of the ship is consequently changed to “JOHANN OLDENDORFF”.

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2003

Order of a containership

In December 2003, AOS orders a 2,700 TEU containership from the Thyssen Nordseewerke shipyard in Emden, Germany.

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2004

Purchase of two further bulk carriers

In March 2004, AOS acquires the “BEAUMONT” and the “BARRANQUILLA”, 22,000 DWT handies and built in 1997 in Japan by the Saiki shipyard. Both ships are deployed on long-term charters by Canadian Forest Navigation.

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2005

Order of “MCP ALSTERTAL”

In 2005, the 7,600 DWT multipurpose vessel “MCP ALSTERTAL” is ordered from the Chinese Huanghai shipyard. This ship enjoyed a particularly flexible operation and was used by various freighters worldwide.

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2007

christening of “MCP ALSTERTAL”

On the 16th April 2007, Mrs Georgia Oetker, the mother of Mr. Alexander Oetker, christened the “MCP ALSTERTAL” at Huanghai Shipyard in the Shandong Province of Northern China.

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History

2009

PURCHASE OF “BONITA”

In 2009, AOS acquires the Panamax bulker “BONITA”, built by the Japanese Imabari shipyard. Since its christening in 2001, the “BONITA” retains a long-term chartering contract with the Rudolf A. Oetker shipping company from Hamburg, Germany, and operates primarily between South America and Europe

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2010

ORDER OF TWO MODERN KAMSARMAX BULKERS

In 2010, AOS orders two 82,000 DWT Kamsarmax bulkers, built by the Chinese Taizhou CATIC shipyard. Both ships currently hold long-term chartering contracts with the Rudolf A. Oetker shipping company from Hamburg, Germany.

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2012

CHRISTENING OF BOTH KAMSARMAXES IN CHINA

On 19th May 2015 and 26th June 2015, both Kamsarmax ships were christened “BLUMENAU” and “BELO HORIZONTE”, respectively, in Shanghai, China. Both are traditional names from the Hamburg Süd shipping company and refer to the ancestral routes in Brazil.

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History

2013

TEN YEAR MILESTONE/AOS TURNS TEN: PART ONE

2013 marks the tenth year of A. O. Shipping, which was celebrated in Hamburg, Germany, and was a chance for AOS to thank those who helped support the founding of the company.

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2013

2013 – TEN YEAR MILESTONE/AOS TURNS TEN: PART TWO

In 2013, two 61,000 DWT I-Star bulkers are ordered from Imabari Shipyard in Japan. This order marks the entry of AOS into the Japanese new-building market. Both ships have long-term chartering contracts with the Ultrabulk shipping company from Santiago, Chile.

2013 marks the year a further partner, Mr. Florian Rehm, strengthened the company. The number of employees is enlarged and the company attains a board consisting of five members which contributes and supports the future, continuous growth of the company.

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2015

CHRISTENING OF “ULTRA DANIELA”

On the 23rd March 2015, the first of the two I-Star bulkers is christened “ULTRA DANIELA”. This celebratory and traditional christening takes place during the blooming of the Japanese cherry blossom trees in Hiroshima, Japan.

On the 8th June 2015, contracts for another 63,000 DWT I-Star bulker built by Imabari shipyard in Japan are signed on-board the historic “CAP SAN DIEGO” in Hamburg, Germany.

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2015

CHRISTENING OF “ULTRA LETIZIA”

On the 30th October 2015, Ms Letizia Oetker, the daughter of Mr. Alexander Oetker, christened the “ULTRA LETIZIA”. Upon the completion of the ceremony, the vessel entered into a long-term Time Charter agreement with Ultrabulk. Her first voyage was a trip from West Coast USA to the Middle East.

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2016

PURCHASE OF "BOREAL"

In October 2016 A. O. Shipping acquires the Panamax Bulker “BOREAL” built by the Japanese Namura-Shipyard. This in 2002 built vessel transports various cargoes and operates in a worldwide service.

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2017

Christening of „FLORENTINE OETKER“

On 11th May 2017 the Ultramax Bulk Carrier “FLORENTINE OETKER” was ceremoniously christened in Imabari, Japan. The vessel will be delivered to an European charterer in June 2017.

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Our course around the world

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Ver­waltungs­gesell­schaft Alexander Oetker Schiff­fahrt mbH

Admiralitätstraße 10
20459 Hamburg
Germany

Managing Directors: Alexander Oetker, Rembert Clüsener
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 81 7099-0
Fax.: +49 (0) 40 22 81 7099-9
E-mail: info@ao-shipping.com

Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 87170
USt-IdNr.: DE813850425

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