Danaos Corp, a major boxship owner that has made waves by buying dry bulk stocks lately, is now acquiring bulker tonnage outright as well on the secondhand market.

According to ship-management sources and brokers, the Greek company has clinched a provisional deal to lay its hands on five capesizes put up for sale by China Development Bank Leasing (CDBL).

The ships are the 176,000-dwt Bulk Integrity, 175,900-dwt Bulk Peace (both built 2010) and Bulk Achievement, 176,000-dwt Bulk Ingenuity (both built 2011) and 175,600-dwt Bulk Genius (built 2012).