New York's Genco Shipping & Trading has broken the three-year stranglehold of Connecticut neighbour Eagle Bulk Shipping atop analyst Michael Webber's annual corporate governance scorecard.

The sixth iteration of the report, now renamed the Webber Research ESG Scorecard, sees John Wobensmith-led Genco at the top for the first time.

But there are only small changes at the head of the rankings: the top six finishers are the same as last year, just in a different order.