Safe Bulkers Orders Two Eco-Design Vessels
Safe Bulkers, Inc. has entered into shipbuilding contracts with a Japanese shipyard, for the construction of two eco-design, 77,000 dwt, Panamax class vessels at a price of $30.0 million and $30.2 million.
The first vessel is scheduled for delivery during the second half of 2015 and the second vessel is scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2016.
The company has so far ordered ten additional drybulk newbuild vessels, with deliveries scheduled at various dates through 2016. The orderbook consists of seven Panamax class vessels, two Post-Panamax class vessels and one Capesize class vessel.
As of November 1, 2013, the company’s operational fleet was comprised of 28 drybulk vessels with an average age of 5.4 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of 2.5 million dwt. The fleet consists of eight Panamax class vessels, seven Kamsarmax class vessels, eleven post- Panamax class vessels and two Capesize class vessels, all built 2003 onwards.
Safe Bulkers, November 5, 2013