Oldendorff outperforms Rio Tinto and Cargill on bookings

German Oldendorff carriers based in Lübeck tops the list as the largest charterer of ships for the transportation of minerals and grains in 2012, Clarkson data shows.

Lübeck-based Oldendorff carriers was number one on the list of charterers of ships for the transportation of minerals and grains in 2012.

In 2012, Oldendorff chartered 273 dry bulk vessels according to data made by Clarkson for Bloomberg. Australian Rio Tinto, the second-largest exporter of iron ore in the world, ranks as number two on the list having chartered 233 vessels.

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