Crude Carriers Corporation has taken the delivery of a very large crude carrier from Universal Shipbuilding at the Ariake Shipyard, Japan.

The $96.5m Alexander the Great, with a carrying capacity of 297,958t, is the first of the company’s fleet of three vessels to be delivered from the yard, according to

The Greek shipping company said it will receive the Miltiadis M II Suezmax within the next few days followed by the M/T Achilleas by the end of June.

Crude Carriers chairman and CEO Evangelos Marinakis said once the delivery of the three vessels is complete the company will have one of the youngest fleets in the industry, with a weighted average age of less than one year.