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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Star Bulk Carriers

Star Bulk Carriers AGM Approves Directorships, Auditors

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Singapore recently. At the meeting, each of the following proposals, which are set forth in more detail in the Notice and the Company’s Proxy statement were approved and adopted: 1.The re-election of Mr. Petros Pappas and Mr. Spyros Capralos as Class C Directors of the Company to serve until the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; and 2.The appointment of Ernst & Young (Hellas) Certified Auditors-Accountants S.A., as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 Star Bulk is a global shipping company providing worldwide seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector. Star Bulk's vessels transport major bulks, which include iron ore, coal and grain and minor bulks such as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. Star Bulk was incorporated in the Marshall Islands on December 13, 2006 and maintains executive offices in Athens, Greece. Its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "SBLK". Currently, Star Bulk has an operating fleet of thirteen dry bulk carriers.  

Ultramax Bulk Carrier Delivered to STAR

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK) took delivery of M/V Star Challenger (formerly M/V “Supra Challenger”), a 61,462-dwt Ultramax bulk carrier of built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in November of 2012. The ship has been employed on a short-term time charter for a period of 40 days at a gross hire rate of $13,700 per day. Star Challenger is the first of the two modern Ultramax bulk carriers to be delivered to the Company

Two Newbuilds Delivered to Star Bulk

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. took delivery on February 27 of M/V Honey Badger (ex HN NE 164) and M/V Wolverine (ex HN NE 165), two 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carriers built by Nantong COSCO KHI-Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS). The new vessels are the first two of four similar vessels ordered at NACKS, which are all built with modern specifications for low fuel consumption and reduced carbon emissions, Star Bulk said. Following the delivery of the vessels

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Third Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that it has taken delivery of the M/V Star Kappa (ex E Duckling), a Supramax vessel of 52,055 dwt built in 2001 in Japan. Star Kappa is an addition to the initial fleet, was acquired for USD 72 million and is the third vessel to be delivered to the Company following the completion of the Redomiciliation Merger. Star Kappa has a Time Charter employment contract at a gross daily rate of USD 47,800 with earliest expiration date of September 23, 2010.

Star Bulk Enters Into a New Time Charter for the Star Gamma

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced that the Company received a letter from Korea Line Corporation ("KLC"), the charterers of the Star Gamma ("the vessel'), announcing the termination of the charterparty, effective immediately. No hire has been received since the Company's public announcement on February 22, 2011 informing shareholders that KLC had commenced rehabilitation proceedings in Korea

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Vessel

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that it has taken delivery of the Star Sigma, a Japanese built Capesize vessel of 184,400 dwt built in 1991. On delivery, Star Sigma has also commenced her one-year time charter employment at a gross daily rate of $100,000 followed by a three-year time charter employment at an average gross daily rate of $63,000. Star Bulk's fleet consists of eleven dry bulk vessels including three Capesize, one Panamax and seven Supramax vessels

Star Bulk Announces Charter

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced it has agreed to a further three-year time charter for its capesize vessel Star Sigma. The three-year charter will commence in April 2009 when the current one-year time charter at a gross daily rate of USD 100,000 will expire. The three-year charter has gross daily charter average rate of $63,000 staggered as follows: USD 69,000 for the first year (April 2009-April 2010), USD 63,000 for the second year (April 2010-April 2011) and USD 57

Star Bulk Sells Capesize Ship, Settles Deiulemar Claim

Star Bulk Carriers sold the 150, 940 dwt, 1991-built Star Ypsilon for $9.12m. (Photo: Star Bulk Carriers)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK) has entered into an agreement to sell the Star Ypsilon, a 150,940 dwt Capesize vessel, built 1991, to a third party for a contracted sale price of $9.12 million. The Company plans to deliver the vessel to the buyers within March 2012. Also, Star Bulk announced that its subsidiary Star Beta LLC and Deiulemar Shipping S.p.A ("Deiulemar") agreed to settle all claims that were the subject of an ongoing arbitration

Star Bulk Adds Jennifer

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 Star Bulk Carriers Corp has added M/V Star Jennifer (ex "Ore Hansa), a 82,290 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier, built in 2006, to its fleet.   The Company completed the acquisition of 34 vessels from Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd under an "en bloc" transaction announced on August 19, 2014. Pursuant to the completion of the Excel Vessel Fleet acquisition, the Company has currently 162,684,541 shares of common stock outstanding.  

Star Bulk Announces Charter

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced it has agreed to a further three-year time charter for its Supramax vessel Star Gamma. The new three-year time charter to Korea Line will commence in February 2009 when the current one-year time charter to TMT, at a gross daily rate of USD 28,500, will expire. The new three-year charter with Korea Line has a gross daily average rate of $38,000 staggered as follows: USD 45,000 for the first year (February 2009-February 2010), USD 38

Star Bulk Acquires Supramax

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 Star Bulk Carriers, a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a Supramax dry bulk carrier from an unaffiliated third party.  The acquisition will be partly financed through debt secured from a financial institution.   The Vessel has a carrying capacity of 56,582 deadweight tons and was built to high specifications at Jiangsu Hantong Shipyard, China in 2011. 

Star Bulk Acquire Two Modern Kamsarmax Vessels

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 Star Bulk Carriers, a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two modern Kamsarmax drybulk carriers from an unaffiliated third party for an aggregate total consideration of approximately US$30.3 million.   Each of the Vessels has a carrying capacity of 81,713 deadweight tons and was built with high specifications at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang in 2013

Star Bulk Awarded USCG Qualship 21 for 30 Vessels

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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded Qualship 21 status to 30 bulk carriers owned and operated by Star Bulk Carriers Corp., the largest U.S. listed dry bulk operator.   The Qualship 21 program rewards high quality ships sailing under qualifying flags.   In a letter to Star Bulk, Rear Admiral Paul Thomas of the USCG stated, “Less than 10 percent of all [non-U.S. flagged] ships that operate in the [U.S

Star Bulk Carriers Announces Private Placement

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 Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced the closing of its previously announced private placement of 6,310,272 common shares, at a price of $8.154 per share.    The aggregate proceeds to Star Bulk, net of underwriting fees and offering expenses, were approximately $50.6 million. Star Bulk intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.   Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and its affiliates and Senator Investment Group LP purchased 6,310

Star Bulk Carriers Raises $51.5mln

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 Star Bulk Carriers Corp announced the execution of agreements with affiliates of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and Senator Investment Group LP to sell Oaktree and Senator an aggregate of 6,310,272 of its common shares, at a purchase price of $8.154 per share.    The private placement, which is scheduled to close by early February 2017, is expected to result in aggregate gross proceeds to Star Bulk of approximately $51.5 million.   

Star Bulk Announces $51.5M Offering Common Stock

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (Nasdaq: SBLK) today announced it plans to make an underwritten public offering for $51.5 million gross proceeds of its common stock. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Caspian Capital LP and family members or entities owned and controlled by affiliates of the family of our Chief Executive Officer and founder, Mr

Hong Kong Shipowner Issues Funds to Detained Vessel

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 The owners of Five Stars Fujian have at last paid for much-needed supplies to the Hong Kong vessel, which has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority since August 12, reports local media.   The Five Stars Fujian has been detained off the port of Gladstone in  by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority after inspectors found the company had breached the Maritime Labour Convention over the insufficient food and unpaid wages for the Chinese crew.  

Star Bulk Carriers Reports 1Q Loss, Adds 3 Vessels.

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 The Athens, Greece-based Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) has reported a loss of $48.8 million in its first quarter. The shipping company posted revenue of $46.3 million in the period.   Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk, commented: "The first quarter of 2016 was the worst of the last 30 years, as freight rates remained below operating costs and vessel values reached new lows across all dry bulk vessel classes."    

Star Bulk Sets Terms on Reverse Stock Split

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 Athens-based Star Bulk Carriers Corp has determined to effect a 1-for-5 reverse stock split of the Company's common shares.    The Company's shareholders approved the reverse stock split and granted the Board the authority to determine the exact split ratio and proceed with the reverse stock split at the Company's annual general meeting on December 21, 2015.   When the reverse stock split becomes effective

Star Software Implemented Aboard Universal Marine Bulkers

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Container and bulk shipping company Universal Marine and MirTac, a provider of fleet management solutions, have implemented Star Fleet Management software onboard the new bulk carriers mv Pride and mv Star II. Recently, a joint venture between Universal Shipping & Trading (part of the Universal Marine group) and NedNor, brought the relatively small bulkers mv Pride and mv StarII into service in bareboat charter to carry dry and break bulk along the coasts of the Atlantic.

Star Bulk Enters Chartering Pool

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that  it has entered into a Capesize vessel pooling agreement (“CCL”) with BOCIMAR INTERNATIONAL NV, GOLDEN OCEAN GROUP LIMITED and C TRANSPORT HOLDING LTD. Star Bulk has agreed to market nine  of the Company’s Capesize dry bulk vessels, which had previously been operating in the spot market, as part of the CCL fleet.

Star Bulk to sell Capesize for $ 37 mln

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. a global shipping company providing transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement to sell ex yard a newbuilding resale Capesize vessel under construction in Japan to unaffiliated third parties (the “Buyers”), for $37 million. The Vessel is expected to be delivered to the Buyers by the end of January 2016. The Company intends to use a portion of the net

Outlook for Listed Dry Bulk Companies in 2016

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 Investors suffered massive wealth erosion in 2015, as share prices of dry bulk companies kept tumbling during the year, says Drewry Maritime Equity Research (DMER).   DMER’s shipping index, which is based on the market cap of leading dry bulk companies, was down ~43% in 2015. Asset values failed to find a bottom with ship owners putting their vessels on the block in a bid to fix their balance sheets.   

Star Bulk Offloads Four Capesize Vessels

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 Star Bulk Carriers has entered into agreements to sell four newbuilding Capesize vessels to unaffiliated third parties for an aggregate gross price of $148mln.   The vessels are currently under construction in China at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.   The Vessels are expected to be delivered to the Buyers during the first and second quarter of 2016.    Star Bulk, a global shipping company providing worldwide seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk

Star Bulk Sells Bulker Quartet

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 Star Bulk Carriers, a global shipping company providing transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector,  has reached agreements to sell four modern vessels, two capesize and two kamsarmax vessels.    The vessels were sold for an aggregate gross price of $122m and are expected to be delivered to the new buyers during the first quarter of 2016.    "We have entered into agreements to sell two modern Capesize vessels and two modern Kamsarmax vessels to

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