The newest Oldendorff Carriers capesize vessel has today been christened “Gina Oldendorff” after Mrs Gina Rinehart AO, who had the honour this morning of christening the huge ship, in the traditional way, with a bottle of champagne.
The 182,000 DWT vessel was christened at Namura Shipyard, Imari, Japan, with Mrs Rinehart along with senior representatives from Roy Hill minority shareholder Marubeni, Hancock, Roy, Oldendorff, and the Namura Shipyard senior executives.
Oldendorff carried the first shipment of iron ore from Roy Hill in December 2015, and since then has carried more than 46.6 million tonnes of Roy ore over 244 shipments, as well as shipments from Atlas. Today’s special occasion marked the valued and friendly relationships extending over years between the companies. The occasion was celebrated at a dinner the preceding night on Mrs Rinehart’s birthday, with a beautiful birthday cake, music and many flowers.
Mrs Rinehart when christening the ship wished the vessel and all its crew many safe journeys, and many happy returns.
We look forward to welcoming “Gina Oldendorff” painted in Pilbara red, to Port Hedland to transport Roy ore to our trading partners overseas.