Box Ships Takes Delivery of Containership

Press Release
Thursday, May 19, 2011

ATHENS, Greece, May 19, 2011 – Box Ships Inc., (NYSE: TEU), or the Company, a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced today that it has taken delivery of the MSC Siena, a 4,546 TEU container vessel built in 2006, from an unaffiliated third party and the CMA CGM Kingfish, a 5,095 TEU container vessel built in 2007 from Paragon Shipping.

The MSC Siena has a fixed rate period time charter term expiring in January 2014 with Maersk at a gross daily charter rate of $28,000, (with charterer option for four successive one year periods at the same gross hire rate). The CMA CGM Kingfish has a fixed rate period time charter term expiring in April 2014 (with the charterer option of plus/minus 45 days) with CMA CGM at a gross daily charter rate of $23,000.

The MSC Siena and the CMA CGM Kingfish are the fourth and fifth vessels of the six vessels comprising the Company’s initial fleet, as identified prior to its Initial Public Offering. The sixth remaining vessel is expected to be delivered by May 31st, 2011 expanding the Company’s fleet to a total of six containerships with a TEU weighted-average age of 2.5 years, a total capacity of 28,177 TEUs and a weighted-average remaining charter duration of 35.3 months.

Commenting on the recent events, Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman, President and CEO of the Company stated “We are pleased that we were able to work to take delivery of five of the six vessels in our initial fleet well in advance of our original timetable, which will have a positive effect on our cash flow for the second quarter of 2011. Our policy is to pay a quarterly dividend to our shareholders supported by our investment in young containership vessels with fixed employment that we expect will generate consistent cash flows and high utilization rates.”

 

Source: Box Ship Inc.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Container Ships

XtendFRESH Now Available from Carrier Transicold

The XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold.

Diana Containerships Q2 & 1H 2014 Financial Results

Greece-based Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has reported net income of $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2014,

Danaos Corporation 2Q and 1H 2014 Results

Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the period ended June 30, 2014.

Vessels

London Shipping Professionals Weigh in for SPNL Report

The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) has  released their full Future London report, an initiative that gathered the views and opinions of London’s young

U.S. Marshalls Ordered to Seize Kurdish Oil Cargo off Texas

Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA: Purchase of own shares

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market, has on July 25, 2014 purchased 1,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
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: 0.2913 sec (3 req/sec)