Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Augustus, a January 2007-built 180,000 dwt Capesize vessel
. The Genco Augustus is the first vessel to be delivered to the Company under Genco's previously announced agreement on July 18, 2007 to acquire nine Capsize vessels from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group.
The Genco Augustus is currently on charter with Cargill International
S.A. at a rate of $45,263 per day, less a 5% third party brokerage
commission. The charter is due to expire between December 2009 and April