The Golden Ocean Group announced on Monday that it has become the world’s biggest publicly listed dry bulk company in terms of deadweight tonnage, after agreeing to acquire a sextet of newcastlemaxes.

The John Fredriksen-controlled outfit said it will spend $291m on the modern, scrubber-fitted 208,000-dwt ships, which it did not identify.

Chief executive Ulrik Andersen told TradeWinds on Monday that Golden Ocean’s time in the top spot may be short lived — the overarching strategy is to keep selling vessels.