Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has taken delivery of the Genco Surprise, a 1998-built Panamax vessel. The company intends to commence a previously announced time charter for the Genco Surprise for twelve to fourteen months at a gross rate of $25,000 per day upon delivery of the vessel to the charterer on or about November 23, 2006.
The Genco Surprise is the final vessel delivered under
previously announced agreement to acquire three drybulk vessels for an
aggregate purchase price of $81.25 million. With the addition of its most
recent Panamax vessel, Genco's fleet consists of seven Panamax, eight
Handymax and five Handysize vessels with a carrying capacity of
approximately 1,029,000 dwt and an average age of nine years.