The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) is expanding its fleet in a deal with publicity-shy owner MX Bulk.

The shipping company, also based on the Irish Sea island, is flagging four new ultramax bulkers being built at Tsuneishi Group in Zhoushan, China.

The 64,000-dwt ships include two recently handed over, the Ellan Manx and Maye Manx, as well as the Greeba Manx and Kirry Manx, which will come into service this autumn.