Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced today the acquisition of a 2003-built VLCC of 298,287 dwt. The VLCC was purchased for $43.5 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered in Q2 2014.
Navios Acquisition is expected to finance the acquisition with cash on its balance sheet and financing consistent with its existing credit arrangements.
Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Acquisition, stated, "Navios Acquisition is a premier tanker company having expanded its fleet at attractive points in the cycle. Today, our fleet of 11 VLCCs makes Navios Acquisition one of the leading public owners of VLCCs."
Following the acquisition of the VLCC Navios Acquisition owns 44 vessels: 11 VLCCs, 29 product tankers and 4 chemical tankers
Navios Acquisition (NYSE: NNA) is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing in the transportation
of petroleum products
(clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals
. For more information about Navios Acquisition, please visit our website: www.navios-acquisition.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Navios Acquisition's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenues and time charters. Although Navios Acquisition believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Navios Acquisition. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in tanker industry trends, including charter rates and vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand, competitive factors in the market in which Navios Acquisition operates; Navios Acquisition's ability to maintain or develop new and existing customer relationships, including its ability to enter into charters for its vessels; risks associated with operations outside the United States
; and other factors listed from time to time in Navios Acquisition's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Navios Acquisition expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Acquisition's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.