Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. announced the delivery of its latest owned vessel, the Navios Star, a 76,662 dwt
panamax vessel. The Navios Star was built at the Imabari Shipyard in Japan
in April of 2002.
Navios received ownership of the Star through
the exercise of a
purchase option that Navios had obtained in connection with the long-term
charter in agreement of the vessel. This exercise was previously announced
in August of 2006 and is being fully financed by HSH Nordbank with a term
facility of $19.5M. The current market value of the Navios Star is
approximately $48.0 million. The Navios Star is currently employed under a
long-term charter out agreement through January of 2010.