Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, announced two-year plus one year fixtures at charterers option with minimum rate provisions, for two MR product tankers to a major international end-user. The new charters should generate gross revenues of $22.0 million, excluding potential gains over the minimum rates that can apply in the second year and optional year.
The total gross revenue to be generated over a three year period for the two vessels, can amount to over $33.0 million. Both charters are expected to commence within the second half of June 2013. George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer, said, “The charterer, a prime end-user in world oil markets, is a new relationship for us and we expect these two agreements to be the first step in a long journey.
He added, “Today, we operate one of the world’s largest product tanker fleets, with 28 vessels in the water, which complemented by our presence in LNG, shuttle tankers and crude carriers, reinforce TEN’s position in maintaining its cash generating ability while rewarding shareholders over the foreseeable future.”