Gearbulk Signs Contract For Up To Four 82,300 Dwt Open Hatch Vessels For Delivery In 2027


Gearbulk has signed a contract for delivery of up to four ammonia/ methanol-ready, 82,300 dwt Open Hatch newbuildings. The contract is firm for two vessels, with an option to purchase a further two.

The company has secured financing for the vessels, and CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Longxue shipyard will deliver the first two vessels in the first half of 2027. These orders represent the first step of the company’s new building programme, and form part of an ambitious fleet development and renewal plan to meet our customers’ needs and future emission targets.

This contract for four newbuildings marks a significant milestone for Gearbulk as these vessels are set to be the largest and most efficient in the company’s history,” says Kristian Jebsen, CEO, Gearbulk Holding AG.

“With this investment, we are not only enhancing our operational efficiency but also reaffirming our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of global trade. It’s a proud moment for Gearbulk, and we look forward to the positive impact these vessels will bring to our customers” he added.