US Corp Buys PCTC

Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

International Shipholding Corporation purchases a 1999-built Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) to fly the US flag.

International Shipholding Corporation announce the purchase of a 1999-built Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC). The vessel acquisition was funded by a $3.5 million cash payment and the sale of the Company’s 1994-built PCTC, Green Cove, to the seller in a transaction valued at approximately $27.5 million.

The newly purchased PCTC, which will be reflagged under the U.S. Flag and renamed Green Cove, will promptly commence a long-term charter with a strong, creditworthy counterparty.

Mr. Erik L. Johnsen, President of International Shipholding Corporation, commented, “We are pleased to have enhanced our fleet with a modern, higher specification PCTC, which will provide us with expanded capability and flexibility in the transportation of cargoes. This transaction further demonstrates management’s ability to both realize value and increase the commercial potential of its fleet for the benefit of its shareholders.”

International Shipholding Corporation currently owns and operates seven PCTCs.

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