Samos Steamship has unveiled a fresh series of investments in tankers and bulkers at four Japanese shipyards.

According to its website, the Greek owner has added orders for a 300,000-dwt VLCC at Japan Marine United; a 115,000-dwt aframax tanker at Sumitomo Heavy Industries; and one 82,000-dwt bulk carrier each at Sanoyas Shipbuilding and Oshima Shipbuilding.

It is already awaiting delivery of a 115,000-dwt aframax tanker from Sumitomo in the second half of this year.