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. 

Die „ULTRA LETIZIA“ im Hafen von Brake (Unterweser) aus der Vogelperspektive

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
tons of shipping volume per year

Our seven bulk carriers have a deadweight of over 500,000 tons.

200.000
miles a year

Our vessels are operating 365 days a year and cover a distance of over 200,000 nautical miles - nearly eight times around the world.

175
crew members

Engineers, captains, cooks and seamen are always aboard our vessels. In total, there are 175 crew members, around 25 per vessel.

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 / Draft81,709 mts / 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 GT / NRT36,400 / 20,217
FlagLiberian GEAR4 cranes / PEINER Motor Dual Scoop Grabs type MZGL 30,7 t SWL
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
TypeSupramax Bulk Carrier CBM GRAIN71,549 cbm
Built2010, Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding Company Ltd. GT / NRT 32,839 / 19,559
FlagLiberian GEAR4 cranes / Macgregor 36t SWL
DWT / Draft58,018 mts / 12,95 m MAIN ENGINEDOOSAN MAN B&W 6S50MC-C
L.O.A. / Beam189.99 m / 32.26 m MANAGING OWNERVerwaltungsgesellschaft A. O. Schifffahrt mbH

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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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Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Geschäftsführung: Alexander Oetker, Rembert Clüsener
Admiralitätstraße 10
20459 Hamburg
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 40 22 81 7099-0
Email: info@ao-shipping.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

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