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Safe Bulkers adds to kamsarmax orderbook

Polys Hajioannou-led Safe Bulkers has ordered two 82,500 dwt kamsarmaxes in China taking its orderbook to 10 vessels. The two latest ships will deliver in August 2024 and January 2025.

Dr Loukas Barmparis, president of the New York-listed company, commented: “Newbuild orders remain the core context of our fleet renewal strategy. In this respect we have ordered two additional GHG-EEDI Phase 3, NOx-Tier III kamsarmax class vessels in a leading Chinese shipyard further expanding our fleet with energy efficient vessels.”

No price has been revealed for this latest pair of orders.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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