Star Bulk: Financing for Cape Size Newbuild

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), announced that debt finance had been agreed for a pair of  Capesize newbuildings.The Company signed commitment letters with a major European bank for senior debt financing of both capesize vessels, currently under construction, for up to 60% of the vessels' price at favorable financing cost and terms. The loans cover the entire remaining payments to the shipyard for both vessels, therefore the Company is not required to contribute any additional equity until their completion.
Star Epsilon: One Year Time Charter: The company has entered into a time charter contract with Norden for the Star Epsilon for one year, plus an option for one additional year, at a gross daily rate of $16,100. The Star Epsilon is a Supramax vessel of 52,402 dwt built in 2001. The new contract will contribute a minimum of $5.8 million to a maximum of $11.6 million in gross revenue.
Akis Tsirigakis, President and CEO of Star Bulk, said: "We are pleased to enjoy the continued support of senior debt lenders for our growth plans and to have demonstrated the ability to source competitive financing. We also continue with our strategy of stable contracted employment with quality counterparties. Currently, our fleet is contracted for 69% of 2011 operating days, amongst the highest contract coverage in the industry, which amply covers our dividends and finance commitments allowing positive cash flows. We continue to focus on enhancing shareholder value supported by our strong balance sheet and liquidity."

 

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

Bulk Carrier Trends

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Mixed on Uncertainty

Capesize rates slide after hitting 5-month high. Rates for capesize bulk carriers eased this week after hitting their highest since December, and could come

HSH Bank to Split Off Bad Shipping Loans

German lender HSH Nordbank could split off a "bad bank" for non-performing shipping loans as part of a plan to create a sustainable business model, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CSD, Cosco JV to Buy Vale's Bulk Carriers

China Shipping Development (CSD) and Cosco have established a joint venture (JV), China Ore Shipping Pte., in Singapore to purchase four 400,000 dwt ore carriers from Vale and operate them.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1178 sec (8 req/sec)