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Dry bulk carriers now ordering more ships

Significantly more orders for dry bulk vessels were placed in late 2017 in a growing market, and certain vessel types are particularly sought after. The supply of vessels is now once more approaching demand.

While dry bulk shipowners finished 2017 with a surprisingly stronger market, more of them also opted to hit the yards and order new vessels.

The numbers vary slightly depending on who one asks, but the trend is the same. Growing optimism among dry bulk shipowners has triggered a surge in orders.

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