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Euroseas Announces Charter Agreement for Container Ship

Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk carriers, container ship and multipurpose vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that a subsidiary of the Company has entered into an one-year period time charter agreement with Hull & Hatches Logistics (Dubai) for the M/V Quingdao I, a 1,169 teu, 1990 built feeder container ship, at a gross daily rate of $12,800. The vessel was renamed M/V Ninos. Following this charter, approximately 88% of Euroseas total fleet days in 2007 and, approximately, 40% in 2008 are fixed under period charters, already concluded spot charters, or, otherwise protected from market fluctuations. The rate of the new charter of M/V Ninos (ex- M/V Quingdao I) represents an improvement of $900 per day over the daily charter rate the vessel earned during a three year period charter that ended in March 2007. After a short charter during April 2007, M/V Ninos completed its intermediate survey and dry-docking; it is scheduled to commence the new charter on April 28, 2007.

Otto Marine Secures $131 mln in New Contracts

Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company which specializes in building complex offshore support vessels, ship chartering and offers specialized offshore services, has announced that in the second quarter of financial year 2015 (Q2FY2015) till date, the group has secured new orders worth $131 million, primarily contributed by the chartering business. The substantial increase in new chartering contracts was attributable to the group’s strategy to improve the utilization rate of

Rickmers-Linie Adds Ships to Middle East/India Service

Rickmers-Linie, Hamburg, signed a long-term chartering agreement with Samudera Indonesia, Jakarta, securing additional modern capacity to complement its existing fleet deployed on its Middle East and India service. The two multipurpose vessels chartered by Rickmers are the 8,900 dwt Sinar Kudus and 9,100 dwt Ardhianto, built in Japan in 1994 and 1999 respectively. Both ships have box-shaped holds and ‘tweendecks. Shipboard cranes enable Sinar Kudus to lift individual pieces of cargo

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.

PSV Charter Extension for Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships: Photo credit Viking

Talisman Energy (UK) has extended an existing one-year contract for 'SBS Tempest' a platform supply vessel (PSV) by 6 months SBS Tempest, a platform supply vessel of the VS470 MkII Design, is owned by Viking Supply Ships. The primary function of the vessel is to transport supplies to and from offshore oil platforms. The new charter extension will mean that the vessel will continue to operate from
 Talisman's logistics base in Peterhead, Scotland.

Long-term Charter for OSV 'SeaMar Splendid'

SeaMar Splendid: Photo credit SeaMar Shipping

SeaMar Shipping awarded long term Inspection, Repair & Maintainance (IRM) contract by GDF Suez for its OSV 'SeaMar Splendid'. The SeaMar Shipping vessel has been awarded a five-year contract with GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. to support its operations on the Dutch Shelf over the period 2013-2017 with a minimum 250 day per year commitment. This contract represents a significant step in SeaMar’s development.

TEN Takes Delivery of Pentathlon

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced that it has taken delivery of the Pentathlon, the third in a series of four new double hull suezmax tankers. Suezmax tankers are the largest vessels that can call on U.S. ports originating from regions including the Black Sea, the Caribbean and western Africa. Concurrently, the Company announced that a major Russian oil company has employed the vessel on a repositioning voyage

Navy Re-Charters WestPac Express

The Austal-built WestPac Express has been re-chartered by the U.S. Navy for a further period of up to 55 months (commencing on the expiry of thecurrent charter in February 2007) in which it will continue to support the operations of the US Marine Corps’ Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) in the Western Pacific theatre. Originally described as a Theatre Support Vessel (TSV), WestPac Express is now more commonly referred to as a High Speed Connector (HSC)

Navios Maritime Announces Sasada as COO

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. a large, global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping company, announced today that Sasada has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Navios Corporation. Sasada began his shipping career in 1981 in Japan with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOSK), as a salesmen. Sasada subsequently worked in the tramp section in Mitsui's bulk carrier division overseeing operations and chartering of approximately 30 Handysize vessels

Diana Takes a Hit on Charter Extension

mv Leto Photo Marcelo Lopes

  Diana Shipping Inc. specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Leto, for a period of about fifteen (15) months to about eigtheen (18) months. The gross charter rate is US$7,100 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties

Work Maintenance Vessel Delivered to Otto Marine

Nautical Aliya (Photo: Otto  Marine)

Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company, announced that further to a long-term bareboat charter contract that was secured in June 2015, it has taken delivery of a 238-man work maintenance Vessel to fulfill that charter.   The delivery ceremony for the vessel, Nautical Aliya

TEN Charters Tanker at 20% Premium

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announces two-year charter renewal at a 20 percent premium to prior contract reflecting strong tanker market fundamental, oil price levels positive for tanker markets   Greece-based crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited

Diana Inks Six-year Term Loan Facility

Press release - Diana Containerships Inc. has announced that on September 10, 2015, it signed a six year term loan facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland plc for up to $148 million, which will bear interest at the rate of 2.75 percent over LIBOR.

Diana Shipping Continues Charter with RWE

m/v Maia (Photo: Diana Shipping)

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany

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

Capital Product Partners Announces New Charters

International diversified shipping company Capital Product Partners L.P. announced that it has secured time charter employment for the M/T Aias and M/T Arionas.   The M/T Aias (150,393 dwt, Crude Oil Carrier, built 2008, Universal Shipyard, Japan) will be employed with Repsol Trading S.A

GSL to Acquire 8,063 TEU Vessel

Second sale-and-leaseback agreement provides immediately accretive earnings growth; acquisition expected to generate annual EBITDA of approximately $9.4 million   Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) has agreed to acquire an 8,063 TEU containership from a leading container liner company for a

Diana Shipping Extends Time Charter

Photo courtesy: Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc. has, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the 73,593 dwt m/v Arethusa built in 2007.

Shell Ready for ECA Challenges

Photo: Shell

Since the implementation of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) on January 1, 2015, ships entering waters in the Baltic Sea; the North Sea; the North American ECA, including most of the U.S. and Canadian coast, as well as the French overseas collectivities of St. Pierre and Miquelon; and the U.S

Otto Marine Bags $27mln Charter Contract

Photo: Otto Marine

Otto Marine Limited, a builder and charterer of complex offshore support vessels and specialized offshore services provider, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Swordfish 1 Pte Ltd, has entered into a long-term bareboat charter contract worth $27 million.  

Capital Product Partners Tankers get Contracts

Image: Capital Product Partners

 Capital Product Partners (CPP) has taken delivery of a new panamax containership, which will commence a five-year timecharter to CMA CGM. It also has won a timecharter from Cargill, and another two have had their charters to Capital Maritime extended.  

Diana Agrees Charter for M/V Coronis

mv Coronis Photo Rene Bergh

  Diana Shipping Inc. announced today that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Sandgate Maritime Ltd for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Coronis. The gross charter rate is US$6,500 per day

Diana Extends Containership Time Charter

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon

DryShips Announces Write-Off of Receivables

DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, has announced  the agreement with one of its charterers to write-off about $16

Otto Marine 2Q Losses Lower


  • Marked improvement in performance as losses after tax for 2Q2015 reduced to US$2.5 million from US$13.3 million in 1Q2015. • Group secured new chartering contracts worth a total of US$132.2 million in 2Q2015 and that brought total order book to US$307

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