Nasdaq-listed Star Bulk Carriers has recouped a massive $250m outlay on scrubber retrofits in just two and a half years after logging a bumper second quarter profit.

The Greek supramax to capesize owner said net earnings to 30 June were $200m, up from $124m in the same period of 2021.

Revenue jumped to $417m from $311m in buoyant bulker markets.