Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NMHDF)
has secured two new favorable time charter contracts.
For the 2004-built panamax Navios Hyperion, a 24-month charter commenced February 26, 2007, at a net rate of $26,268 per day, replacing a charter at a rate of $15,400 per day. For the 2005-built Navios Orion, a
24-month charter commenced March 1, 2007, at net rate of $27,312 per day, replacing a charter at a rate of $21,175.
In a related development, Navios announced that it had taken delivery
of the Navios Hyperion into its owned fleet on February 26, 2007. The
purchase option price for this vessel was approximately $20.2 million.
Navios Hyperion's current market value is estimated at $50.5 million. This
new delivery brings the total owned fleet to 21 vessels (one capesize, nine
panamaxes, ten ultra-handymaxes and one product tanker).