Seanergy to Acquire Bulk Energy Transport

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIPW) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Constellation Bulk Energy Holdings, Inc. to acquire Seller's 50% ownership interest in Bulk Energy Transport (Holdings) Limited for a nominal cash consideration. The remaining 50% of BET is owned and will remain under the ownership of affiliates of the Restis family.

BET is a provider of worldwide ocean transportation services through the ownership of a fleet of five dry bulk carrier vessels. Its current fleet is comprised of four Capesize and one Panamax dry bulk carriers with a cargo-carrying capacity of 726,620 dwt and an average fleet age of approximately 16 years.

As a result of the acquisition, the size of the company's fleet will increase to 11 dry bulk vessels with a carry capacity of approximately 1,043,296 dwt and an average fleet age of 13 years comprising of four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax and two Handysize dry bulk carriers.

The acquisition is subject to lenders’ approval and is expected to close by July 31, 2009.

Dale Ploughman, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated “This acquisition, should the subjects be lifted, is accretive to Seanergy and further consolidates Seanergy’s position in the dry bulk sector. With the control of the BET vessels and particularly the four Capesizes, Seanergy will have tonnage that covers the majority of the dry bulk market sectors. It also achieves one of the goals that Seanergy set on its self to expand the fleet within the first year of operations. The deal enhances shareholder value and places Seanergy well on the way to being a strong participant in the dry bulk sector.”

(www.seanergymaritime.com)

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

All American Marine Delivers Ferry to Seattle

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) today announced the delivery of a new passenger ferry that will serve the city of Seattle.    The vessel, MV Sally Fox, was dedicated

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2172 sec (5 req/sec)