Oshima Shipbuilding is hoping to conclude deals for up to 30 bulk carriers this year as it seeks to fill its shipyard’s docks well into 2023.

The Japanese shipbuilder has traditionally liked to fill up its shipbuilding schedule well in advance, even at times when prices are low.

At a Tokyo press conference Oshima executives said that it has set a 30-ship order target and had already sealed deals for 13 vessels so far this year.

Its kamsarmax design as well as a newly developed 42,000-dwt handysize bulk carrier are among the selection of bulk carrier designs on offer.