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Costamare Purchases, Disposes of Vessels

Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE)has reached agreements for the purchase and time charter of two secondhand vessels; time charter extensions for six existing vessels; and the disposal of two older vessels which the company agreed to sell for demolition. In addition, it finalized the financing arrangements for its Newbuilding Program. The Company has reached an agreement to acquire: 1) the 6,724 TEU, 2003-built containership MSC Viviana (to be renamed MSC Messinia) for a purchase price of $60 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of October 2011 and immediately upon delivery it will commence a time charter with MSC for a duration of approximately 10 years, at a daily rate of $29,000; and 2) subject to final documentation, the 4,132 TEU, 2002-built MSC Ulsan for a purchase price of $30 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered within the first quarter of 2012 and immediately upon delivery it will commence a time charter with MSC for a duration of approximately 63 months, at a daily rate of $16,500. Both acquisitions will be financed by cash from operations and the use of a committed credit line. The Company has entered into agreements to extend the time charters for the following six existing vessels: 1) The time charter agreement with MSC for the 1991-built, 2,023 TEU c/v MSC Sierra II, has been extended as from July 1, 2012, for a further period of approximately two years, at a daily rate of $11,500.


Seanergy Maritime, Three New Time Charters

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced that the MVs African Joy, African Glory and Asian Grace, owned though the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Maritime Capital Shipping Limited (MCS), have entered into new charter agreements with first class charterers. The MV African Joy, a 1996 built and 26,482 dwt handysize dry bulk carrier, entered into a time charter agreement for a period of eleven to thirteen months with a first class charterer at a gross charter


Star Bulk Enters Into New Time Charter Agreements

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ATHENS, GREECE, April 7, 2011- Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced the following vessel chartering activities: Star Cosmo The Company entered into a time charter agreement with SK Shipping for the vessel Star Cosmo for a period of 11-13 months, at a gross daily rate of $16,500. The new contract will contribute minimum $5.5 million to maximum $6.8 million in gross revenue


Evergreen Enters Slot-Charter Agreement with Hanjin

Evergreen Marine Corporation has entered a slot-charter agreement with Hanjin Shipping Company on the trade lane between the East Coasts of North and South America and another encompassing Asia, South Africa and South America. The US/South America service encompasses the ports of New York, Norfolk, Savannah and, in South America, Rio Grande, Itajai and Santos, all in Brazil. The trade route is know as the ECAS and commenced with a northbound voyage of the M/V YM Santos


Star Bulk Acquires Two Capesize Vessels

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK),a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two Capesize bulk carriersfor an aggregate purchase price of approximately $51.5 million. The first Capesize vessel has a carrying capacity of approximately 168,000 dwt and was built in South Korea in 1996. This vessel has a time charter agreement with a major mining company until November 2015 at the


APL Finalizes Ship Charter Deal

APL, the container transportation arm of Neptune Orient Lines, has signed a charter agreement for five new post-Panamax container vessels. The ships will each have a nominal capacity of 7,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) and will be deployed in the Transpacific trade from 2009. The vessels are being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and will be chartered for five years from German owners, Bernhard Schulte.


Seanergy Time Charter Agreement

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW) announced that it has entered into a time charter agreement for the M/V Davakis G. The charter is for approximately one year at a gross daily rate of $21,000 and is expected to commence upon completion of the vessel's present employment. As a result, the company's current controlled fleet includes 11 drybulk carriers (four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax and two Handysize vessels) with a total carrying capacity of 1,043


BP to Charter New Product Tanker from U.S. Shipping Partners

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P announced that it has entered into a long-term charter agreement with BP for a new double-hulled product tanker being built for U.S. Shipping Partners' tanker joint venture by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. This vessel is due for delivery in early 2009 and will be employed by BP in the U.S. domestic coastwise trade. The ship is the first in U.S. Shipping's new series of nine vessels.


Greece's Star Bulk on Ship Buying Spree

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Star Bulk Carriers contracts China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding to build two Capesize dry bulk carriers, & also signs Letters of Intent with a major Japanese shipyard for construction of two Ultramax dry bulkers. The eco-type, fuel efficient Capesize drybulk vessels are to be delivered in Q4 2015 and Q1 2016, respectively and similar specification Ultramax dry bulkers in 2015. The aggregate purchase price of all four newbuilding vessels is approximately US$151.0 million.


Aker and OSG Announce Agreement for up to Six More Tankers

Aker American Shipping ASA and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced that they have signed an agreement in principle pursuant to which Aker American Shipping subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, will construct up to six additional Veteran Class MT-46 Jones Act Product Tankers (three fixed plus three options) and transfer them to another subsidiary, American Shipping Corporation, which will bareboat charter them to subsidiaries of OSG for initial terms of 10-15 years.


Diana Extends Containership Time Charters

Diana Containerships Inc. announced direct continuation of time charter agreements for m/v Cap Domingo and m/v Cap Doukato   Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that


Russia's Shipping Major Reports Strong 1H 2014

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OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), Russia’s largest shipping company and a global leader in seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, has announced its financial and operating results for the six months ended 30 June 2014.   Highlights:


North Sea Atlantic Joins the Technip fleet

On Saturday July 26, 2014, a ceremony was held in Bergen to officially name the latest new subsea construction vessel to join the Technip fleet, the North Sea Atlantic. More than 200 guests from shipowner North Sea Shipping, ship charterer Technip and supply chain partners


Sovcomflot Reports “Strong Start” for Q1 2014

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Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, a global top-five tanker company, reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The company, which offers crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied gas transportation services, recorded a “strong start” with highlights as


Harkand Charters ROV Support Vessel in North Sea

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Harkand  has extended its ROV support vessel fleet operations in the North Sea by signing a charter agreement for the Surf Ranger. The multipurpose ROV, survey and air diving vessel, owned by Go Offshore, will be deployed immediately on its first scope of work


Rickmers Maritime Q1 2014 Profit Slips a Little YoY

Shareholders ship visit: Photo Rickmers Maritime

Container ship owners & charterers out Rickmers Maritime describe a stable set of results in the first quarter of 2014. Charter revenue decreased slightly by 4% from the US$35.5 million reported for the first quarter ended 31 March 2013 to US$33


Seanergy Signs Agreement For Contribution Of Four Capesize Vessels As Equity

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  Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with entities affiliated with certain members of the Restis family (the “Sellers” or “Major Shareholders”) for the contribution


Icebreaking AHTS 'Tor Viking' Sub-Arctic Charter 2014/15 Cancelled

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Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic owners of the offshore drilling vessel 'Tor Viking' inform that the charter agreement for “Tor Viking” for the 2014 and 2015 seasons has been cancelled but the contract is still valid for the remainder of its period covering 2016 & 2017


Rickmers Maritime Report Fair Sailing in 2013

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In a letter to unitholders introducing its 2013 financial results, the chairman and the CEO of Rickmers Maritime, state that its commitment to long-term, fixed-rate container ship time charter agreements has provided insulation from the continued pressure on time charter rates


Harkand Charters Jones Act Vessel for Gulf of Mexico

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Global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), survey and light construction contractor Harkand has entered into a charter agreement with Hornbeck Offshore for the offshore construction vessel HOS Mystique for a firm period of two years plus options.


Sovcomflot Reports on Slippery 2013 Financial Slope

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SCF Group (Sovcomflot)
 has released its audited financial results for the year ending 31, December 2013, indicating a slip in profitability during what they describe as another challenging year for the international tanker industry. 2013 Financial Highlights


FMC Recovers $350,000 in Penalties

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $350,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with a vessel-operating common carrier and three non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs)


Second Damen Offshore Carrier Ordered

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A charter agreement between expanding subsea contractor DeepOcean and Maersk Supply Service has triggered an order for a Damen Offshore Carrier DOC 8500 - the second order for this new ship design from Damen Shipyards Group. The DOC 8500 will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger


Bibby Remote Intervention Expands Fleet

Olympic Ares, on charter to Bibby Offshore from April this year.

Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), part of Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor, Bibby Offshore, has further expanded its fleet by signing a charter agreement for an IRM (Inspection Repair and Maintenance) light construction vessel and adding an additional two ROVs (Remote


Rickmers FY 2013 Loss Impacted by Impairment Charge

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Container ship owners and operators, Rickmers Trust Management, report a net loss of US$8.0 million in 4Q2013 and a lower net profit of US$23.5 million in FY2013, compared to net profits of US$2.2 million and US$27.6 million in 4Q2012 and FY2012 respectively due to a a US$2






 
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