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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Navios Maritime Acquires One Capesize Vessel

Image: Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners, an international owner and operator of drybulk and container vessels, announced that it has agreed to acquire one 2010-built Capesize vessel of 178,132 dwt for a purchase price of $27.5 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to Navios Partners' owned fleet during the third quarter of 2017. The vessel is expected to generate approximately $3.7 million of annual EBITDA based on current rate environment (Clarkson’s 1-year time charter rate for Capesize vessels as of April 21…

Rickmers Sells Entire Containership Fleet to Navios

CMA CGM Azure (Photo: Rickmers Maritime)

Owner and operator of dry bulk and container vessels Navios Maritime Partners L.P. said it has reached an agreement to acquire Rickmers Maritime’s entire containership fleet. The deal, worth about $113 million, will see Navios Partners acquire 14 container vessels from Rickmers Maritime though a wholly owned subsidiary, Navios Partners Containers Inc. Three of the container vessels are 3,450 TEU, and 11 are 4,250 TEU, combining for a total 57,100 TEU. The average age is 9.5 years.

Navios Acquires Two Panamax Vessels

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE:NMM) an international owner and operator of drybulk and container vessels, announced today that it has agreed to acquire two panamax vessels, 2007 South Korean-built of about 75,000 dwt for a total of $27.0 million. The vessels are expected to be delivered to Navios Partners' owned fleet in June and July 2017. The two vessels are expected to generate approximately $4.6 million of annual EBITDA based on current rate environment (Clarkson’s 1-year timecharter rate for Panamaxes as of March 31, 2017), assuming operating expenses approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days.

Navios Announces Delivery of Three Container Vessels

Navios Maritime Partners L.P., an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, has announced  that the Hyundai Tokyo, the Hyundai Shanghai and the Hyundai Busan, all 2006-built container vessels of 6,800 TEU each, were delivered to Navios Partners' owned fleet on December 10, 13 and 16, 2013, respectively. Following the acquisition of these vessels, Navios Partners has taken delivery of a total of five container vessels of 6,800 TEU each and this completes the acquisition of the container vessels as previously announced. All five vessels have been chartered out to an investment grade counterparty for ten years (with Navios Partners' option to terminate after year seven), at a rate of $30,150 net per day per vessel.

Navios Announces Panamax Vessel Delivery

Navios Maritime Partners L.P., an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, has announced  that the Navios Sun, a 2005-built panamax vessel of 76,619 dwt, was delivered to Navios Partners' owned fleet on January 17, 2014. The Navios Sun has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for 12-14 months at a rate of $13,063 net per day. The vessel is expected to generate approximately $3.3 million aggregate EBITDA for the period of this charter assuming current operating costs. Fleet Update Following the delivery of the Navios Sun, Navios Partners has all its vessels in the water. Navios Partners has contracted 70% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2014.  

Navios 1Q Report

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of Capesize and Panamax vessels, reported its financial results for the three month period March 31, 2009. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated "We believe that Navios Partners is well positioned given the long-term employment of its fleet, averaging 4.1 years, the quality of its charter parties and the AA+ EU governmental agency insurance on all its charter-out contracts. Frangou continued, "The globally coordinated fiscal stimulus programs are beginning to affect positively the dry bulk market; the BDI recovered from its low in December 2008 to a healthier steady state in the first quarter of 2009.

Navios Maritime Partners Results for Q2 2010

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "I am pleased with our performance during the second quarter. We raised $92.3 million in the equity markets and purchased the Navios Pollux. The acquisition of the Navios Pollux increases the average charter coverage of our fleet to 4.4 years and reduces the average age of our fleet to 5.7 years. Throughout this release, EBITDA for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 represents net income before interest…

Navios Maritime Q4, Year End Results

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Ms. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "We are pleased to increase our cash distribution per unit for the fourth quarter. Ms. Frangou continued, "Overall, 2010 was a good year for Navios Partners. We grew the asset base substantially by adding 5 new vessels, all with long-term charters. At the same time, we reduced our leverage ratios. The Board of Directors of Navios Partners declared a cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $0.43 per unit.

Navios Maritime Charter Restructuring with HMM

MSC Cristina. Photo: Scheepvaartwest

Navios Maritime Partners has reached an agreement with South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine to cut the hire rate of five container vessels chartered out to HMM by 20%. Pursuant to the charter restructuring documentation executed on July 15, 2016, it has been agreed that the hire rate of five Container vessels chartered out to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. With effect from (and including) July 18, 2016 until (and including) December 31, 2019, hire rate shall be reduced to $24,400 per day pro rata.

Navios Apollon Released from Captivity

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. announced that the Navios Apollon and her crew were released on Feb. 27 2010. Navios Partners reported that the Captain and crew are healthy and will be reunited with their families shortly. Navios Partners thanks the Captain, the crew and their families for their fortitude through this trying ordeal. Many assisted the company in achieving this outcome. Navios wanted to recognize the special efforts of the Chinese Embassy in Greece, and the Ambassador personally, for assisting in the release process and arranging the Chinese warship Wenzhou to escort the Navios Apollon and crew and providing needed support after this prolonged period in captivity.

Navios Charter out Newbuild Capesize Vessel

Navios Maritime Partners L.P., owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, chartered out the Navios Joy, a newbuilding Capesize vessel for three years. The Navios Joy has been chartered out to an investment grade counterparty for three years at a rate of $19,000 net per day ($20,000 gross). The charterer has been granted an option to extend the charter for two optional years, the first at $22,325 (net) per day and the second at $25,650 (net) per day. The vessel is expected to generate approximately $4.6 million annual EBITDA or $12.9 million aggregate EBITDA for the three years of the initial charter period. EBITDA estimates assume expenses approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year. Navios Partners expects the vessel to be delivered within September 2013.

Navios Maritime Partners Reports Q1 Results

PIRAEUS, GREECE, April 20, 2011 - Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Ms. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, stated: "We are pleased to announce a cash distribution of $0.43 per unit. We are also pleased with our recent successful equity offering. The net proceeds will allow us to acquire additional vessels.

Navios Maritime Purchases Navios Aurora II

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced the purchase of Navios Aurora II, a 2009 South Korean-built Capesize vessel with a capacity of 169,031 dwt, for $110m from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM). The vessel is chartered out until November 2019 for $41,325 (net) per day. $20m of the purchase price is funded by the issuance 1,174,219 common units of Navios Partners. The $17.03 issue price reflects NYSE's volume weighted average price of the common units for the  five business day period prior to the acquisition of the vessel. The balance of $90m of the purchase price is funded by $60m cash on the balance sheet and $30m of new debt.

Navios Maritime Declares Cash Distribution

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of Capesize and Panamax vessels, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution of $0.40 per unit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. This payment represents $1.60 per unit on an annualized basis. The cash distribution is payable on May 6, 2009 to all shareholders of record as of May 1, 2009. Navios Partners will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 08:30 A.M. EDT, where Navios Partners' senior management will discuss the results of the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. The Company will announce earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 prior to the conference call.

NMM lines up Box Buy

Courtesy of Navios Maritime Partners

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM) an international owner and operator of container and drybulk vessels, announced today that it has secured, for no consideration, an option to acquire a 2012 South Korean-built container vessel of 13,100 TEU from an unrelated third party. The vessel is currently chartered out to a high quality counterparty for a twelve-year period ending May 2027. If the option is exercised, the vessel is expected to generate approximately $18.4 million of annual EBITDA and approximately $212.4 million of aggregate EBITDA for the charter period…

Navios Maritime Q1 Results

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Holdings stated, "I am pleased with our performance thus far in 2010. During a period of continued uncertainty, Navios Holdings created liquidity from the sale of three vessels and used the sale proceeds to increase its cash reserves and deleverage. Frangou continued, "We were pleased to announce that Navios Acquisition's shareholders approved the acquisition of a fleet of 13 product and chemical tankers. We believe that…

Navios Maritime Partners to Purchase Two Vessels

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has agreed to purchase from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings") (NYSE:NM) the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, for a total consideration of $130.0 million. The vessel is chartered out at $38,052 (net) per day, for approximately 3 years, until April 2014. The…

Navios Group Forms Navios Europe

The Navios Group, composed of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM), Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.(NNA) and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM), announced the formation of Navios Europe Inc. as the next step in concluding the letter of intent signed with HSH Nordbank AG in April of 2013. Navios Europe, which will initially acquire five product tankers and five container vessels from debtors of HSH, will be owned 47.5% by Navios Holdings, 47.5% by Navios Acquisition and 5% by Navios Partners. It is anticipated that funding requirements will be satisfied in the same percentages. In August 2013, Navios Europe arranged technical and commercial management for five out of the 10 vessels.

Navios Selects Preferred Scrubber Supplier

Navios ShipManagement Inc., a member of Navios Group, has issued a letter of intent endorsing DuPont Clean Technologies as the preferred supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for its vessels. The letter of intent also confirms that Navios and DuPont Clean Technologies will carry out a joint feasibility study and techno-economic analysis of marine scrubbing units for retrofitting or new build installation on a variety of vessels, from bulk carriers to containers and tankers. The planned feasibility study will examine the viability of fitting DuPont Marine Scrubbers on both retrofit and newbuild projects. “Talks with Navios reached this point because both companies are focused on efficiently reducing emissions.

Navios Revenue Up 25% in 3Q 2014

Highlights of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. IPO of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. a global vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased with our results for the third quarter of 2014, for which we reported EBITDA of $42.4 million, a 5% increase compared to the same period last year. As a result, we have announced a dividend of 6 cents for Q3 2014 representing a yield of about 4.2%. On September 17, 2014…

Navios Reports Q4 Results

Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Holdings, said, "Our industry entered 2009 facing challenges virtually without precedent. The economic crisis required that Navios focus on its balance sheet, which we did by raising more than $1.3 billion in a mix of equity and long-term debt from the capital markets and commercial banks. Part of these proceeds were used to acquire seven capesize vessels, delivering in 2010, with secured cash flows for the next ten years. Shareholders protected from undue dilution - 14% dilution scheduled over a ten-year period.

Navios 3Q, 9 Mo. Report

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008. "We believe that Navios' flexible business model and conservative strategy will benefit us during this difficult period in the drybulk market," stated Angeliki Frangou Chairman and CEO of Navios Holdings. "Consistent with past practices, we entered into long-term charters-out and, as a result, our core fleet is 82% covered for 2009 and 59% covered for 2010. Ms. Frangou continued, "We are paying dividends for the third quarter of $0.09 per share. We remain committed to returning capital to shareholders while allowing for future growth.

Navios Maritime Sells Hyperion

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced that on January 8, 2010, it has sold the Navios Hyperion, a 2004 Japanese-built Panamax vessel with a capacity of 75,707 dwt to Navios Maritime Partners L.P. for $63m in cash. Navios Hyperion has been chartered out at a net rate of $32,300 per day until February 2010 and $37,953 per day until April 2014. Navios Holdings intends to use the proceeds from the sale of this vessel for operating purposes, such as repayment of indebtedness or reinvestment in vessels. (www.navios-mlp.com)

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