Neda Maritime Agencies is booking bulker newbuildings again after nearly a decade away from the action.

The traditional Greek owner is in the process of ordering a pair of kamsarmax newbuildings at Chengxi Shipyard, according to market sources, and this will be the company’s first bulker newbuilding order in nine years.

The last time the Lykiardopoulo-controlled outfit inked a contract to build new tonnage was in 2014, when it signed orders for three kamsarmaxes at Namura Shipbuilding and Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan).