Newbuilding-hungry Greek shipowner George Procopiou has turned to China’s Qingdao Yangfan Shipbuilding for kamsarmax bulk carriers.

Procopiou’s bulker company Sea Traders is said to have commissioned the yard — also known as Qingdao Shipyard — to construct four 82,000-dwt newbuildings to be delivered between June and December 2026.

Shipbuilding players following Chinese newbuilding activity said Sea Traders’ contract at Qingdao was signed last week.