TEN Announces Charter Extensions for Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announced a two-year time-charter extensions for two Aframax product tankers to Neste Oil of , the original charterers. The charters are comprised of a minimum rate and 50:50 profit share if rates exceed that level. The charters, assuming only the minimum rate, are expected to generate gross revenues in excess of $42.5 million over the corresponding period. The vessels are expected to commence their new employment upon expiration of the existing charters in July and October of this year. In order to conform with the company's balanced employment strategy, a third sister vessel will enter the spot market.
Of TEN's 44 vessel operating fleet, 31 have flexible charters with the ability to take advantage of market peaks and enhance the fleet's earnings potential while 40 of these 44 vessels have fixed employment of various types that provide employment irrespective of market cycles.