Star Bulk Carriers Corp announced that it has taken delivery of the following three vessels:
The M/V "Star Beta" a Capesize vessel of 174,691 dwt built in 1993. Star Beta has been committed to a two-year Time Charter at a gross daily rate of USD 106,500.
The "Star Zeta" a Supramax vessel of 52,994 dwt built in 2003. Star Zeta is currently under a pre-existing time charter employment contract at a gross daily rate of USD 30,500 until the end of March 2008; thereafter, the vessel will enter into a five-year Time Charter until March 2013 at a gross daily rate of USD 39,500.
The M/V "Star Delta", a Supramax vessel of 52,434 dwt built in 2000. Star Delta is currently under a pre-existing time charter employment at a gross daily rate of USD 25,800 until early May 2009.
Star Bulk has agreed to acquire a total of nine dry bulk vessels including
two Capesize, one Panamax and six Supramax vessels. As of today, the company has taken delivery of one Capesize and five Supramax vessels
, thereby expanding its operational fleet to six vessels. The remaining three vessels
are scheduled for delivery within January 2008.