Safe Bulkers, Inc. an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has been ranked and awarded the First Place in “Marine Money's 2013 annual rankings of the Publicly Traded Shipping Companies”. The award was announced at the annually held Marine Money Conference that took place in New York City on June 17-19, 2014.
Marine Money has been publishing its rankings for the past 20+ years after evaluating companies from the shipping industry worldwide. The rankings are based upon a series of financial measures and ratios.
Polys Hajioannou, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented “We are proud for this recognition which demonstrates our focus on long-term growth, financial efficiency and operational excellence reflecting the hard work of our seagoing personnel, management team and staff.”
The Company's common stock, series B and series C preferred stock is listed on the NYSE, where it trades under the symbols “SB”, “SB.PR.B” and “SB.PR.C”, respectively. The Company’s current fleet consists of 31 drybulk vessels, all built 2003 onwards, and the Company has agreed to acquire 13 additional drybulk newbuild vessels to be delivered at various times through 2017.