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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Charter Extension News

Global Ship Lease Extends TC with CMA CGM

Photo: CMA CGM

Global Ship Lease, a containership charter owner, announced that it has agreed to an extension of its charter with CMA CGM for the GSL Tianjin, a 2005-built, 8,063 TEU containership. The vessel will be chartered for a period of eight to twelve months (at the charterer's option) at a fixed rate of $11,900 per day, commencing in direct continuation from its current charter on January 26, 2018. Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, commented, "We are pleased to have secured this extension with CMA CGM for the continued employment of the GSL Tianjin.

Global Ship Lease Eyes Acquisitions

Photo: Global Ship Lease

The London-based Global Ship Lease (GSL) said that it  is well-positioned as one of few publicly listed containership leasing companies to acquire attractive portfolios of ships, attract growth capital or find a complementary merger partner. The containership charter owner has engaged Evercore to act as financial advisor to assist in reviewing strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value. GSL has successfully refinanced of all of the its indebtedness in October 2017 and with a strengthening market backdrop.

Top Ships Gets TC Extension for Four Vessels

Photo: TOP Ships

TOP Ships, an international ship-owning company, announced that it has extended the time charter agreements with Stena Bulk AB (ex Stena Weco AS) by 12 months for M/T Stenaweco Energy and M/T Stenaweco Elegance and by 18 months for M/T Stenaweco Evolution and M/T Stenaweco Excellence. The Company expects a total gross revenue backlog associated with these time charter extensions of $27.4 million.

TEN Announces Charter Extension for Tanker

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. announced a three-year charter extension for its 2005-built double-hull 1C ice class Suezmax tanker Euronike to a large independent United States refiner, who has employed the vessel for the past twelve months since her delivery from the shipyard. The charter rate for the extension compares favourably to rates for similar duration charters for similar modern tonnage in the market. Gross revenues for this vessel are expected to exceed $40 million over the corresponding charter period.

TEN Announces Time-Charter Extensions for Tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced three-year charter extensions for its 2002-built double-hull Suezmax tankers, Cape Baker and Cape Balboa, to a major South American state oil company. The charter rates for the extensions are significantly higher than the prior rates and are over 55% higher than TEN's charter-in obligations, reflecting a healthy outlook for the market. Gross revenues for these two vessels are expected to exceed $75 million over the three-year charter period. These vessels were part of a sale & leaseback transaction TEN entered into in 2003 with options to repurchase the vessels, at specified prices, over the next two years.

Tsakos Time Charters for Suezmax Tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced a two year time-charter extension with profit sharing up to a maximum level with the same charterer, for the 2002-built double hull suezmax tanker Decathlon. TEN also announced a three-to-six month time charter for the 2006-built suezmax tanker Archangel through the initiation of a relationship with an international oil major. Prior to this new charter, the Archangel was operating in the spot market. Assuming the minimum rate on the Decathlon and the minimum duration on the Archangel the charters should generate gross revenues in excess of $17.5m. Should the Archangel charterer exercise its option for an additional 90 days, the total gross revenues could grow by another $2.5m, providing up to $20m in cash flow contribution.

Euroseas Announces Charter Agreements for Container Ships

Euroseas Ltd. an owner and operator of drybulk carriers, container ship and multipurpose vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced that subsidiaries of the Company have entered into one year time charterer extensions for two of its containership vessels, the M/V Ninos and the M/V Despina P. The M/V Ninos, a 1,169 teu, 1990 built feeder container ship, has extended its time charter for an additional one-year at a gross daily rate of $13,175, $375 per day higher than the present charter rate. The charter extension will commence on April 29, 2008. The M/V Despina P a 1,932 teu 1990 built handysize container ship…

PSV Charter Extension for Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships: Photo credit Viking

Talisman Energy (UK) has extended an existing one-year contract for 'SBS Tempest' a platform supply vessel (PSV) by 6 months SBS Tempest, a platform supply vessel of the VS470 MkII Design, is owned by Viking Supply Ships. The primary function of the vessel is to transport supplies to and from offshore oil platforms. The new charter extension will mean that the vessel will continue to operate from
 Talisman's logistics base in Peterhead, Scotland.  

Bibby Topaz Charter Extension

DSV Bibby Topaz (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore, provider of subsea installation and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, said it has secured a long-term extension to the charter of its dive-support vessel (DSV) Bibby Topaz, owned by Volstad Maritime. The terms and conditions of the extended charter arrangement have been adjusted to reflect the current market environment. According to Bibby Offshore, the charter extension allows it to maintain and grow the group’s market share in the North Sea DSV market.

Diana Extends Containership Time Charter

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon, for a period of up to minimum May 10, 2016 to maximum July 20, 2016. The new gross charter rate will be $17,000 per day, minus a 3.75 percent commission paid to third parties. The new charter period will commence on August 20, 2015. As previously announced on August 13, 2013, based on the present time charter contract, the charterers will pay the owners a compensation for the early redelivery of the vessel equal to the amount of $6…

TEN Announces Three-Year Charter

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (“TEN”) has announced a three-year time charter with profit sharing for the 2007-built double-hull suezmax tanker Arctic. The charter, which began this month, is structured with a minimum rate and a 50/50 profit share up to an agreed maximum rate. The gross proceeds from the charter, assuming only the minimum rate, are expected to exceed $25 million over the corresponding period. Following this charter extension, TEN’s fixed employment for 2009 and 2010 is 66% and 48%, respectively. Assuming profit-sharing charters generate only the minimum for the remaining operating days in 2009, TEN expects to earn at least $130 million in incremental gross revenues.

Arlington Tankers Exercises Four Options

Stena's exercise of the one-year options for the Panamax tanker, Stena Companion, and for the Product tanker, Stena Concord, extends the terms of the charters for these vessels to November 10, 2009. Stena continues to have the option to extend these charters on a vessel-by-vessel basis for two additional one-year terms. With respect to the Stena Companion, effective November 11, 2008, the basic charter rate will increase to $18,639 per day for a guaranteed 360 days per year and the fixed vessel management fee will increase to $6,989 per day through November 10, 2009. With respect to the Stena Concord, effective November 11, 2008, the basic charter rate will increase to $16…

TEN Announces Charter Extensions for Tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announced a two-year time-charter extensions for two Aframax product tankers to Neste Oil of , the original charterers. The charters are comprised of a minimum rate and 50:50 profit share if rates exceed that level. The charters, assuming only the minimum rate, are expected to generate gross revenues in excess of $42.5 million over the corresponding period. The vessels are expected to commence their new employment upon expiration of the existing charters in July and October of this year. In order to conform with the company's balanced employment strategy, a third sister vessel will enter the spot market.

Navios Buys Tankship, Extends Charter on Another

Tankship 'Nave Orion': Photo courtesy of Navios

Greece-based Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces delivery of a MR2 product tanker & 1-year charter extension for a chemical tanker. Navios Acquisition also announced that it has agreed to extend the existing charter on the Chemical Tanker Nave Polaris for one additional year ending in Q3 2014 at the increased base rate of $12,188 with 50% profit sharing. Following the delivery of the Nave Equinox, Navios Acquisition will have 25 vessels in the water. The company has contracted 87.5% and 51.8% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2013 and 2014, respectively.

TEN Extends Tanker Charter

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter extension for a further 12-months of one of its MR tankers to the current charterer, a major Japanese trading house. This fixture has profit-sharing provisions attached and excluding those, the company expects to generate a minimum of $5 million in gross revenues over the duration of the contract. Concurrent with this, TEN commenced its strategic partnership with a major European oil major through the chartering of the first of its modern DNA Aframax crude carriers operating, up to now, in the spot market. "We view the above fixtures as a reflection of the growing appetite of major end-users to subcontract their cargo needs to proven and reliable operators, particularly with modern fleets, like ourselves," stated Nicholas P.

TEN Extends Charters for Three Product Tankers

Photo courtesy of TEN

Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter extension for three product tankers, including two Panamaxes and one MR, for two and three years respectively to a South American oil major. These contracts are expected to generate $40 million in total gross revenues over their relevant duration. “These three accretive fixtures following those announced in August, expand our contracted revenues and solidify our profitability. In addition, they reconfirm TEN’s position as a shipowner of choice for major oil companies,” stated Nikolas P.

Golar LNG Bags New Long-term FSRU Contract

Photo:  Golar LNG

Golar LNG Partners announced that it has executed a 15-year charter with an energy and logistics company for the provision of an FSRU (floating storage and regasification unit) and related services in the Atlantic Basin. The charter provides the Partnership with the flexibility to nominate either the Golar Spirit or the Golar Freeze to service the contract provided that the nominated FSRU satisfies certain technical specifications ahead of project start-up, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.

GSL Extends TC with CMA CGM

Photo:  CMA CGM

Global Ship Lease, Inc., a containership charter owner,  has announced that it has signed time charter extensions with CMA CGM for two 2,207 TEU containerships, the 2002-built Julie Delmas and the 2003-built Delmas Keta. The vessels will be chartered for a period of 12 months (plus or minus 45 days at charterer’s option) at a fixed rate of $7,800 per vessel per day, commencing immediately upon expiration of the current time charters on September 11 and 20, 2017, respectively.

Harvey Gulf Charters Harvey Deep-Sea Through 2018

MPSV Harvey Deep-Sea (Photo: Harvey Gulf International Marine)

Harvey Gulf International Marine has announced that it has secured a charter extension for the MPSV Harvey Deep-Sea through December 31, 2018. Combined with its announcement of four long-term vessel charters last week, Harvey Gulf continues to buck the “spot-work” only trend that has been pervasive throughout the ongoing industry downturn for vessel operators. The Deep-Sea is a Multi-Purpose Support Vessel equipped with a 165-ton NOV heave-compensated, knuckle boom crane, 15x18ft moon pool, S92 Helideck, and has capacity for two ROVs and 70 persons on board.

Tsakos Announces Time Charter Extension

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN or the “Company")(NYSE: TNP) announced a two-year time charter extension for the 2008 built, 105,392 dwt, double hull aframax tanker, Nippon Princess, with the same charterer, a state oil company. The new charter commenced in July 2012. The gross revenues from the extension of this charter are expected to be approximately $14.5 million over the corresponding period. “We are pleased with the extension of Nippon Princess which follows our company’s stated policy of long term, repeat business directly with the end users.” said Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN. “Our balanced fleet employment strategy has enabled our Company to navigate through difficult markets while being able to benefit from the eventual market upturn.

Tsakos Time Charter Extension, Panamax Tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced  two-year time charter extensions for two of its 2009 Korean-built panamax tankers, Chantal and World Harmony. These fixtures will continue with the same charterer, a major South American state affiliated oil entity, at a minimum base rate with open upside for the Company. The renewed charters are now scheduled to expire in the third quarter of 2013. The gross revenues from the extension of these two charters, assuming only the minimum rate, are expected to be approximately $22 million over the orresponding period. “These extensions are evidence of our tested commercial strategy, of maintaining and developing long-term relationships with established end users,” said Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President & CEO of TEN.

Charters of Tsakos Tankers Extended

Image: Tsakos Energy Navigation

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) announced charter extensions with a state oil company with profit sharing provisions for four panamax tankers, with an average duration of 22 months per vessel and minimum gross revenues of $65 million. These fixtures are expected to commence between April and November of 2016 upon expiration of their existing employments and contribute, on an annualized basis, an extra $20m to the Company's bottom line. "The extension of these contracts follow our…

Global Ship Lease New Time Charter with CMA CGM

Photo: CMA CGM

Global Ship Lease (GSL), a containership charter owner, announced that it has agreed to a new time charter with CMA CGM for an 8,063 TEU containership, the 2005-built OOCL Tianjin, which will be renamed GSL Tianjin. The vessel will be chartered for a period of three to eight months (at the charterer's option) at a fixed rate of $13,000 per day, commencing immediately upon re-delivery from its current charter on or around October 25, 2017. Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease…

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