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Star Bulk Acquires Bulk Carrier

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a Capesize bulk carrier of approx. 180,000 dwt, built in 1991 in Japan, for approximately $83.7 million from Japanese interests. The vessel will be financed through a combination of company cash and bank debt. The vessel to be renamed the M/V Star Sigma, is scheduled to be delivered to Star Bulk within April/May 2008. It comes with a one-year time charter back to its present owners which will commence on the day of its delivery to Star Bulk at a gross rate of $100,000 daily thereby expected to add revenue in excess of $ 35 million during its twelve month employment under the time charter. Following this acquisition Star Bulk's fleet expands to ten vessels of approximately 927,000 dwt in total and an average age of approximately 11 years. The fleet operating days in 2008 are fully contracted under fixed rate time charters. Akis Tsirigakis, President and CEO of Star Maritime commented: "Capitalizing on our industry relations, we consistently implement our strategy of selective fleet expansion through accretive acquisitions, while seeking to secure strong, stable and predictable cash flows. We actively aim to enhance shareholder value and reinforce Star Bulk's competitive strengths in the dry bulk sector In this instance, the accretive acquisition of the M/V Star Sigma at a price nearly 2


Star Bulk Ship Off Hire Following Engine Failure

Greece's Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announce a recent incident involving their chartered bulker, 'Star Polaris' Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announce that their Star Polaris sustained main engine failure while sailing from the port of Dangjin, South Korea. The ship is currently docked in South Korea where it is undergoing repairs, which are expected to be completed in approximately four months. As a result, Star Polaris has been declared off hire by its charterers.


Nobu Steps Down at Star Bulk

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. said that the company's Co-Chairman Nobu Su has resigned from his position as Co-Chairman of the Board with immediate effect due to his heavy workload and his other business activities. Su will remain as a Director. Co-Chairman Petros Pappas has assumed the role of sole Chairman of the Board.


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Supramax Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has taken delivery of the Star Cosmo, a Supramax bulk carrier of approximately 52,247 dwt, built in 2005. The vessel comes with a staggered 3-year charter to Korea Line that commenced on March 17, 2008, at a gross daily rate of $55,900, $41,900 and $27,900 for the first, second and third year respectively. With the delivery of Star Cosmo, Star Bulk's operational fleet currently consists of twelve dry bulk carriers


Star Bulk Carrier: 28% Drop in Freight Rates

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK),a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of drybulk cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per outstanding share of the Company's common stock for the three months ending September 30, 2011. The dividend is payable on or about December 6, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 29, 2011. The Company also announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the three and the nine


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of First Capesize from JMU

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Athens, Greece-headquartered Star Bulk Carriers says it has taken delivery of 'M/V Peloreus' a 182,000 dwt Capesize built by Japan Marine United (“JMU”) and the first of six similar vessels ordered at JMU, with expected deliveries until the 3rd quarter of 2015. The new ship will be employed in the spot market in order to take advantage of its modern design and fuel efficient specifications. Following the delivery of M/V Peloreus and inclusive of the two Kamsarmax vessels to be


Star Bulk Announces Charter

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced it has agreed to a further three-year time charter for its capesize vessel Star Sigma. The three-year charter will commence in April 2009 when the current one-year time charter at a gross daily rate of USD 100,000 will expire. The three-year charter has gross daily charter average rate of $63,000 staggered as follows: USD 69,000 for the first year (April 2009-April 2010), USD 63,000 for the second year (April 2010-April 2011) and USD 57


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that it has taken delivery of the Star Sigma, a Japanese built Capesize vessel of 184,400 dwt built in 1991. On delivery, Star Sigma has also commenced her one-year time charter employment at a gross daily rate of $100,000 followed by a three-year time charter employment at an average gross daily rate of $63,000. Star Bulk's fleet consists of eleven dry bulk vessels including three Capesize, one Panamax and seven Supramax vessels


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Supramax Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that it has taken delivery of the Star Omicron, a Japanese built Supramax vessel of 53,489 dwt built in 2005. Upon delivery, Star Omicron commenced her three-year time charter employment at a gross daily rate of USD 43,000. The company has now taken delivery of all vessels they agreed to acquire, including the eight initial vessels from TMT and three additional vessels following the Completion of the Redomiciliation Merger.


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.


Star Bulk Charters Two Newbuilds

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Star Bulk charters two fuel efficient newbuilding newcastlemax vessels under 10-year bareboat charters with purchase obligation Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, announced that it has entered into agreements with CSSC (Hong


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Star Sirius

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, has announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Sirius a Post - Panamax bulk carrier of approximately 98,000 deadweight tons carrying capacity.


Private Equity Spending Fuels Shipping Sector Risk

Private equity has pumped $32 bln into shipping in past 2 years. Ships totaling 299 mln dwt to enter global fleet from May. Some private equity-backed shipping IPOs have been put off on weak sentiment. The shipping industry faces a looming capacity glut as billions of dollars pumped into it by


Star Bulk Carriers to Buy Oceanbulk

52,434 dwt supramax bulk carrier Star Delta (Photo courtesy of Star Bulk Carriers)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp said it would buy Oceanbulk Shipping LLC and Oceanbulk Carriers LLC in an all-stock deal to create the largest U.S.-listed dry bulk shipper. Star Bulk is issuing 54.104 million new shares to buy the Oceanbulk companies


Star Bulk Proposes $75 million Backstopped Equity Rights Offering

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that its Board of Directors approved a backstopped equity rights offering, which will allow the company to raise equity capital through the sale of its commonshares. The proceeds are expected to be primarily used for orders for fuel-efficient dry bulk vessels


Star Bulk Rights Offering Enables Newbuilding Orders

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announce successful completion of their previously announced $75 million backstopped equity rights offering and concurrent private placement. Due to the level of participation by existing shareholders, back stop providers were issued the minimum amounts under their


Star Bulk Reports Profits for Q2, H1 2013

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2013. Net profit for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.8 million compared to a loss of $4


Star Bulk Carriers AGM Approves Directorships, Auditors

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Singapore recently. At the meeting, each of the following proposals, which are set forth in more detail in the Notice and the Company’s Proxy


Star Bulk Orders Three New Drybulk Vessels

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that on September 23, 2013, the company entered into agreements with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (SWS) for the construction of two 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax drybulk vessels each with fuel efficient specifications and expected deliveries during the


Star Bulk Raising Market Funds for Newbuildings

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announce an underwritten public offering of common shares with the intention to use the net proceeds of the offering to partially fund the acquisition of nine identified newbuilding vessels, future vessel acquisitions and general corporate purposes


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


Star Bulk Reports Improved 2013 3Q Results

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Adjusted Net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $2


Ultramax Bulk Carrier Delivered to STAR

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK) took delivery of M/V Star Challenger (formerly M/V “Supra Challenger”), a 61,462-dwt Ultramax bulk carrier of built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in November of 2012. The ship has been employed on a short-term time charter for a period


Star Bulk Takes Delivery of New Bulker, Secures New Credit Line

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Its Second Ultramax Bulk Carrier, Star Fighter and Reaches Agreement for a New Credit Facility. Star Bulk Carriers Corporation, a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Fighter (the


Star Bulk Receives Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Vega, a Post-Panamax bulk carrier of approximately 98,000 deadweight tons carrying capacity.






 
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