A Greek bulker owner is being linked to an order for suezmax tanker newbuildings in China.

Shipbuilding sources said Piraeus-based Gourdomichalis Maritime has diversified into the tanker arena with an order for two 158,000-dwt crude carriers at state-owned Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS).

This is being done through a new company, Flynn Shipping, established by the Greek outfit.