Genco to Sign Charters for Panamax Vessels

Friday, January 12, 2007
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced it has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a time charter for the Genco Acheron, a 1999-built Panamax vessel, with STX Panocean Co. Ltd. The time charter would be for eleven to thirteen months at a rate of $30,000 per day, less a 5% third party brokerage commission. The company also announced it has reached an agreement in principle to commence a time charter for the Genco Leader, a 1999-built Panamax vessel, with AS Klaveness Chartering for twenty-three to twenty-five months at a net rate of $25,650 per day, equivalent to a gross rate of approximately $27,000. Since February of 2006, the vessel traded in the Baumarine Pool, a spot pool of approximately 80 vessels. The time charter for the Genco Acheron is expected to commence following the expiration of the current time charter with Global Maritime Investments Ltd. The time charter for the Genco Leader is expected to commence on or about January 15, 2007. Both time charters are subject to the completion of definitive documentation.

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