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OceanFreight Inc. New Charter

OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced a new charter for the recently acquired 180,000DWT, 2005 built capesize vessel. Upon delivery, the vessel will be renamed M/V Montecristo and will commence employment on a time charter for a minimum period of four years at a gross rate of $23,500 per day and a maximum of eight years at an average gross rate of $24,125 per day for the optional period. Anthony Kandylidis, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: "Being consistent with our strategy of modern vessel acquisitions and of secured revenues, we have fixed the newly acquired capesize vessel for a minimum period of four years generating approximately $34.3 million in gross revenues over the minimum duration of the charter. Presently, our fleet charter coverage for 2010 stands at approximately 72%, while going forward, supported by our strong balance sheet and our ability to tap the capital markets, we continue to look for opportunities to grow our fleet." (www.oceanfreightinc.com)


Genco Takes Delivery of First Capesize Vessel

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Augustus, a January 2007-built 180,000 dwt Capesize vessel. The Genco Augustus is the first vessel to be delivered to the Company under Genco's previously announced agreement on July 18, 2007 to acquire nine Capsize vessels from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group. The Genco Augustus is currently on charter with Cargill International


CMB Continues Fleet Rejuvenation

CMB confirmed that its subsidiary, Bocimar and Wah Kwong, have sold the panamax vessel Yasmine Venture (2006 - 73,546 dwt) - ordered in joint venture in 2003 from Jiangnan (China) - to Diana Shipping. The net sale price amounts to $39.6 million, and CMB will realize a capital gain of approximately $5.5 million on this sale. Also, Bocimar and Oak Maritime have concluded an agreement with Chang Myung Shipping (Korea) for the sale of the joint venture vessel Mineral Oak (1996 - 165,693 dwt).


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Star Big

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. ("Star Bulk") announced that it has taken delivery of the Star Big (formerly Big Fish): a 1996-built, 168,404 dwt Capesize vessel. Following the completion of its regularly-scheduled drydock, the vessel is expected to be redelivered to its charterer, a multinational mining company, for the remaining period of 4.3 years under the vessel's time-charter employment at a gross daily rate of $25,000


Golden Ocean Agrees Late Deliveries from Chinese Shipyard

Golden Ocean Group Limited agrees with Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard Co., on amendment of three shipbuilding contracts The agreement is related to the two Kamsarmax vessels Golden Excellence and Golden Explorer, and the Capesize vessel Golden Nantong. Due to delay in the construction progress the Company has agreed to accept late delivery of the vessels. The contract price for the three vessels in aggregate is now agreed to be USD 86.65 million.


Oldendorff, United Bulk Offer Demurrage Free Top-Off Service

United Bulk Terminals USA Inc. and Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG announced a cooperative agreement to market combined loading and shipping of coal and petroleum coke in capesize vessels from the U.S. Gulf Coast to India and East Asia. The new service includes United Bulk Terminals export terminal in Davant, Louisiana and Oldendorff’s top-off installation in Trinidad. For the first time customers are able to book fully loaded capesize vessels from the U.S


Diana Shipping Announces Sale of Capesize Vessel

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with an unaffiliated third party for the sale of one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers, the Pantelis SP, for the price before commissions of $81 million. The vessel, is expected to be delivered to its new owners in early July 2007. The Pantelis SP is a 169,883 dwt Capesize bulk carrier built in


Seanergy Enters Three Time Charters

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into new time charter agreements for one of its Panamax vessels and two of its Capesize vessels. The M/V BET Intruder, a 69,235 dwt Panamax dry bulk carrier built in 1993, has entered into a time charter agreement for a period of about eleven to about thirteen months at a gross charter rate of $12,250 per day. The charter will commence after the completion of the M/V BET Intruder’s current trip.


Star Bulk Execs Comment on Financial Results

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a shipping company focusing on the transportation of drybulk cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per outstanding share of the company's common stock for the three months ending June 30, 2011. The dividend is payable on or about August 31, 2011 to shareholders of record as of August 25, 2011. The company also announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and first half 2011.


Knightsbridge Sell Tankship

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited sells its VLCC 'Kengsington' to an unrelated 3rd party for delivery this month. The Company expects to record a gain of approximately $0.1 million in the fourth quarter having recorded an impairment loss of $13.5 million on this vessel in the third quarter. The net cash proceeds from the sale are approximately $10 million after repayment of debt. The sale of the Kensington is part of Knightsbridge's strategy to renew and grow the fleet and the proceeds


Scorpio Bulkers Continue to Think Big with New Orders, Charters

Photo courtesy of Scorpio Bulkers

Monaco-based Scorpio Bulkers Inc. says it has signed agreements to purchase 5 Capesize dry bulkships from South Korea shipyards for a total of US $306 million, and has entered into charter party contracts as set out below: Newbuildings Yard         &n


Baltic Sea Freight Index Down, Capesize Rates Slump

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for an 11th straight session on Tuesday, mainly driven by a heavy drop in capesize vessel rates. The overall index, which factors in the average daily earnings of capesize, panamax


Baltic Sea Freight Index Down Again

The Baltic Exchange main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday for a 12th straight session on weak rates for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in the average daily earnings of capesize, panamax


Baltic Sea Freight Index down on Weak Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, dropped for a 14th straight session on Friday, driven mainly by falling capesize rates. The overall index, which factors in the average daily earnings of capesize, panamax


Better Capesize Rates Filter Down to Smaller Bulkers

Significantly rising rates for Capesize vessels began in late September to spread to Panamax vessels, and gradually also to the smaller vessel types. Citing a recent Sydbank market analysis, Maritime Denmark, notes signs of a noticeably better dry cargo market.


Baltic Trading Snaps Up Bargain Price Capesize Bulkers

 Baltic Trading Limited has has agreed to acquire two 179,185 dwt Capesize vessels for an aggregate purchase price of $103.0 million. The two vessels, built in 2012 and 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, are expected to be delivered to Baltic Trading by the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.


Bulk Carriers, Baltic Trading, Have Confidence, Invest in New Ships

Baltic Trading Limited has ordered  two 64,000 dwt Ultramax newbuildings for an aggregate purchase price of $56.0 million. The Company also has an option exercisable in January 2014 to acquire two additional Ultramax newbuildings under the same specifications and purchase price.


Star Bulk Acquires Two Ultramax Bulk Carriers

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two modern Ultramax bulk carriers, the M/V Supra Challenger I and M/V Supra Challenger II


Market Show Confidence in Baltic Trading's Public Offering

Baltic Trading Limited has successfully completed its previously announced public offering, issuing 12,650,000 new shares of common stock, which included the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase up to 1,650,000 shares of common stock


Baltic Trading Take Delivery of Capesize, & Charter Out

Bulk carrier image CCL

Baltic Trading Limited has accepted delivery of the first of two new bulk carriers, 'Baltic Tiger', a 179,185 dwt Capesize vessel, and found a time charter for the vessel without delay. The Baltic Tiger delivered to its charterer, Swissmarine Services S.A


London's Baltic Exchange Redefines Capesize Terms

Capesize Bulk Carrier: Wiki CCL photo

The Baltic Exchange inform it will be making significant amends to the Baltic Capesize Index including a change to its vessel description, amends to the route weightings and the addition of three new routes, as follows:  

 The move follows a formal consultation process with the dry bulk


China Shipbuilders to Forefront in Active Dry Bulk Sector

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Another week of ordering across the sizes in the dry bulk market, say Clarkson Hellas in their latest S+P Weekly Bulletin, with orders to report from Ultramax up to Capesizes vessels. Large-size bulk carriers Beihai are understood to have taken an order for one firm plus one option 250


Baltic Trading Acquires Two Capesize Vessels

Takes Delivery of the Baltic Lion; Vessel to Commence Spot Market-Related Time Charter. Baltic Trading Limited announced today that it has taken delivery of the Baltic Lion, a 2012-built Capesize vessel. The Baltic Lion is the second of two Capesize vessels to be delivered to the Company under


Big Ship Iron Ore Freight Rates Fall

Capesize Bulker: Image CCL

Capesize iron ore freight rates in the Pacific and Atlantic fell further Tuesday, driven by lower-priced fixtures out of South Africa in the absence of Brazilian and West Australian charterers, reports Platts. Platts say they assessed the Capesize iron ore freight rate at $15


Knightsbridge Reports 2013 Results

Highlights:   Knightsbridge reports net income of $3.0 million and earnings per share of $0.10 for the fourth quarter of 2013. Excluding the results from discontinued operations, the company reports net income of $3.5 million and earnings per share of $0.123 for the fourth quarter


 
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