New York-listed Eagle Bulk Shipping has struck again in its fleet modernisation push, striking a deal with Wilbur Ross-founded Nautical Bulk Holdings.

Gary Vogel-led Eagle Bulk has snapped up a pair of six-year-old, scrubber-fitted ultramaxes, according to dry trade sources.

The shipowner has now bought six bulkers from Nautical, having laid out about $84m in March 2019 for four ultramaxes built in 2015 and 2016.