Shipowner Cesare d’Amico believes the purchase options his company holds on about 20 eco-bulkers are starting to look very attractive.

This could help the shipowner repeat its past successes, which have helped d’Amico Group grow into Italy’s most prosperous bulker owner.

The growth ambition comes at a pivotal junction in the company's history, as a third generation of the family comes into the managerial fold.