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Safe Bulkers snaps up another newbuild

Monaco-headquartered dry bulk owner Safe Bulkers has entered into an agreement to acquire a Japanese-built kamsarmax newbuild, with delivery set for the fourth quarter of 2023.

The vessels is the fifth resale bulker it has bought since October, with three post-panamaxes and two kamrsarmaxes now on order. The company has offloaded several ageing bulkers also, as part of a fleet renewal programme.

Loukas Barmparis, president of Safe Bulkers, commented: “We continue to invest in the most efficient, environmental friendly available vessels in the market, gradually renewing our fleet.’’

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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