The New York Stock Exchange listed Safe Bulkers, announces the acquisition of a Japanese, dry-bulk, kamsarmax class vessel.

The shipowner reported that the scheduled delivery date for the vessel is within the first half of 2026.

The 82,000 dwt ship, a sister vessel to several Safe Bulkers newbuilds, has been designed to meet the Phase 3 requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index and also comply with the NOx-Tier III regulations.

The Greek shipowner has already taken delivery of seven Phase 3 – NOx-Tier III ships.

Including this agreement, the company has an outstanding orderbook of eight newbuild vessels, two of which are methanol dual fuel, with scheduled deliveries three in 2024, two in 2025, two in 2026, and one in 2027.

Currently the company has a fleet portfolio of 46 vessels, consisting of 11 panamax, 9 kamsarmax, 18 post-panamax and 8 capesize vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 4.6 million dwt and an average age of 10.5 years.

Dr. Loukas Barmparis, president of Safe Bulkers, said: “As part of our renewal strategy we have recently agreed to sell two of our vessels. This newbuild with a relatively prompt delivery is consistent with our ESG strategy and reflects our ambition to be in the forefront of environmental developments.”