Monaco-based Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, has entered into an agreement for the sale of MV Pedhoulas Cherry, a 2015 Chinese-built, Kamsarmax class, dry-bulk vessel at a gross sale price of $26.6 million and an estimated forward delivery in January to February 2024.

Dr Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, said: “As we take delivery of Phase 3 newbuilds we decided to proceed with a selective sale of MV Pedhoulas Cherry at a price we consider attractive. The company’s remaining orderbook includes seven more Phase 3 newbuilds, two of which are methanol dual fuel, with delivery dates three in 2024, two in 2025, one in 2026, and one in 2027, targeting one of the most environmentally efficient dry bulk fleets in the market.”

The company has a fleet of 47 vessels, consisting of 11 Panamax, 10 Kamsarmax, 18 Post-Panamax and 8 Capesize vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 4.7 million dwt and an average age of 10.5 years. Twelve vessels in our fleet are eco-ships built after 2014, and seven are IMO GHG Phase 3 – NOx Tier III vessels built 2022 onwards.

FILE PHOTO: A vessel operated by Safe Bulkers