TEN Completes Fleet Expansion
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN) has reported the delivery of the ice-class Aframax tanker Bergen TS, the last in the 15-vessel, pre-employed on long-term business, growth program, which increased the size of TEN's fleet by 30 percent over the last 18 months. With 65 vessels fully operational, the fleet's minimum revenue backlog comes to $1.3 billion with average contract duration of 2.5 years. "With the largest growth in the company's history, successfully and timely completed, TEN is well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities as they will appear," Nikolas P.
Great Ships of 2016: Sunray
Since it started publishing in 1939, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has recognized excellence in ship construction. Builder: SungDong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Owner: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. Sunray is the first vessel in a series of two LR I Product oil Carrier, built by SungDong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. The vessel is built under the survey of Duel Class (ABS and KR) and designed in accordance with IACS Common Structure Rule.
INTERTANKO Reelects Tsakos as Chairman
Dr. Nikolas Tsakos of Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. was reelected for two further years by the INTERTANKO Council who met this week in London. The Council members also engaged in dialogue with the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, as well as the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, Minister of State (Department for Transport). Lim, who has been Secretary General since January 2016, expressed his positive views about the contribution of INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO: “The contribution made by INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO has been of tremendous value over many decades. The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, whose role as Minister of State (Department for Transport) covers the shipping industry, also addressed the Council, where he provided a brief view on the impact of Brexit.
TEN Sends New Aframax Tanker to Work for Statoil
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP) has taken delivery of the aframax tanker Elias Tsakos, part of the 15-vessel newbuilding program and the first of the nine assigned for the Statoil long-term business. The vessel was delivered from Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries and will immediately be employed by Statoil with potential gross revenues in excess of $100 million. “Following the delivery and long term charter of the VLCC Ulysses, we are pleased to announce the commencement of our strategic relation with Statoil, one of the most recognized oil companies in the world,” commented Mr. Nikolas Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN. “This new cooperation makes our solid employment base even stronger and increases our profitability.
TEN Fixes Five Panamaxes
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP), a leading crude, product and LNG tanker operator, today announced charter extensions with a state oil company with profit sharing provisions for five 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.
Insurance Snags May Impede Iran Oil Exports
Efforts by Iran to start exporting oil to Europe are being held up as foreign tanker owners are still struggling to secure insurance for cargoes, leading shipping players said on Tuesday. A nuclear deal between world powers and Iran earlier this month led to the removal of curbs on Tehran's banking, insurance and shipping sectors. Since then, Iran has ordered a 500,000 barrel per day (bpd) increase in oil output, of which 200,000 bpd will go to Europe. But many foreign firms remain wary of violating other sanctions that were imposed by the United States and have not been lifted. Measures still in place from Washington prohibit most business between U.S. persons, U.S. companies and Iran as well as no dollar trades.
Tsakos Fixes Three LR2s on Timecharter
Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TNP) announced the charter for an average of 36-months per vessel for its three LR2 Aframax tankers to a major European oil concern for crude trading operations. The total gross revenues from these three fixtures are expected at around $100.0 million. "The appetite of major oil companies to lock forward long-term is a positive testament to the prospects of the already strong tanker market. With $1.5 billion of total contracted revenues to date and a 15-vessel newbuilding program 12 of which already on long-term contracts…
Tsakos Energy Navigation Reports 156% Increase in Q1 Profits
Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN) has reported first-quarter profit of $37.3 million from $14.6 million in Q1 2014 - a 156% Increase. On a per-share basis it has profit of 42 cents. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. The oil and gas shipping company posted revenue of $114.3 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $111.6 million.
TEN Bags Storage Contract for VLCC
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced it has won a six month storage contract for a very large crude carrier (VLCC) vessel to an international major for which the minimum proceeds are expected to be in the region of $10 million. “Accretive transactions like the one announced today is proof of the strong tanker market currently in evidence due to the drop in oil prices, which on its own merit offers TEN significant benefits on two fronts. On the first, it allows for strong spot rates which our flexible and diversified fleet takes advantage of while on the second, it materially reduces voyage expenses,” said George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer of TEN commented.
TEN Charters up to Two Suezmax Shuttle Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., a crude, product and LNG tanker operator, reached an agreement for a long-term time charter to a national oil company of a new DP2 suezmax shuttle tanker for delivery in the first quarter of 2017, with an option for a second vessel. This project will make a positive contribution to TEN’s bottom line. Shuttle tankers are a highly specialized sector, which calls for state of the art vessels specifically designed for oil transport from an offshore field. Typically, such vessels are committed to industrial projects for long periods and function in a complex operational environment. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN commented, “We are pleased to continue our expansion into this niche segment together with a first-class end user.
TEN Comments on Tanker Market Conditions
Crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) said today it believes that the recent decline in TEN’s stock is in direct contrast to the state of the physical tanker market, the future prospects and the financial strength of the company. TEN management believes that the supply and demand balance, particularly for crude tankers, is in equilibrium and should provide a solid platform for continuing the healthy rates and asset prices currently in evidence.
TEN Extends Charters for Three Product Tankers
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.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd to Build LR1s for Oil Major
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced today the chartering of two of its modern Suezmax tankers with a European oil major for 24 and 12 months respectively with charterers options for another 12 months for each vessel at an accretive base rate with profit sharing. TEN expects minimum gross revenues of approximately $35 million for the full period. In addition, TEN announces today the commencement of a new partnership with another oil major for the construction and chartering of two LR1 tankers for five years.
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.
Tsakos Announces Time Charter Extension
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN), a crude, product and LNG tanker operator, announced the time charter renewal of a 2004 built, double hull handysize product tanker with a major national end-user for a period of twelve months. The new charter commenced in February 2014 and is expected to generate gross revenues of approximately $6 million during the corresponding period. Currently, TEN’s secured contract coverage is 60% and 38% for the available vessel days of 2014 and 2015, with expected minimum revenues of approximately $190 million and $150 million, respectively. Overall, TEN’s minimum contracted charter revenues is approximately $880 million with an average employment of 2.7 years per vessel.
Greek Tankship Operators TEN Public Share Offering
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) plans to offer its common shares in a public offering. The Company says it plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance the growth and modernization of its fleet, and for general corporate purposes. Entities affiliated with the Tsakos Holdings Foundation, which is the Company’s largest shareholder, have indicated their intention to purchase 500,000 of the common shares sold in the offering. The Company intends to grant the underwriters…
Great Ships of 2013: Shuttle Tanker RIO 2016 for TEN
RIO 2016 is the first vessel in a series of two shuttle tanker in Brazilian water operation, designed by Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., two companies with a long and good historic relationship. This vessel was chartered to Petroleo Brasileiro SA. The ship is built under the survey of DNV and designed in accordance with IACS common structure rule (CSR). The vessel has six pairs of cargo oil tanks, two slop tanks, fore and aft peak tanks, segregated water ballast tanks, fuel oil tanks and fresh water tanks.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Charters DNA-Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter of the 105,000 dwt, DNA design Aframax tanker, Maria Princess, to a major Chinese oil concern for a twelve month period. This charter comes in line with the Company's pre-stated policy in exploring opportunities in the wider Chinese energy market. "The growth of oil consumption in China is a major determinant in worldwide tanker demand and we are pleased to participate directly in this development with one of our modern DNA aframax vessels," stated Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President & Chief Executive Officer of TEN. "We hope that this fixture will further enhance our relationship with local chartering concerns and be our gateway to this major economy for additional opportunities in the future.
TEN Enters Four-Year Time Charter
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. ("TEN") (NYSE: TNP) has announced a four-year time charter for the 2007-built 150,000 m3 LNG carrier Neo Energy to a major international energy concern. expected to commence in the first quarter of next year upon expiration of the vessel’s existing employment. This new charter, in line with current market levels, is anticipated to make a significant contribution to the bottom line over its duration. “The operational performance of the Neo Energy since delivery in 2007 coupled with the current strength in the LNG markets has enabled us to secure an attractive employment for the vessel over the next four years,” stated Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and Chief Executive Officer of TEN.
TEN Wins Shuttle Tanker Contract
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) (NYSE: TNP or the “Company”) today announced two 15-year time charters with a national oil major for two DP2 Suezmax shuttle tankers with delivery within 2012. These charters are expected to generate revenues of at least $520m over their corresponding periods. The return on equity anticipated from this project is attractive when compared to other mainstream shipping projects and our overall investment criteria and will make a significant contribution to our bottom line. The construction of these two high specification Suezmax tankers will be financed with cash from our recent $85m equity offering and bank debt. offering," said George Saroglou, TEN's COO.
Tsakos Energy Announces Pricing Offering
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. announced the pricing of its offering of 7,623,328 common shares, including 896,861 common shares to be purchased by entities affiliated with the Tsakos family, at an initial reoffer price of $11.30 per share. TEN has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1,008,968 common shares to cover overallotments, if any. TEN will use the net proceeds from the public offering for the expansion of its fleet and for general corporate purposes.
Tsakos Charters Modern Handysize Product Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) (NYSE: TNP) announced a three-year time charter for a modern, double hull, handysize product tanker to a major South American state oil company. This charter is expected to generate gross revenues in excess of $14m during the corresponding charter period. Prior to this fixture the vessel was operating in the spot market. "This fixture to a charterer that the company has developed a longstanding strategic relationship with, is a testament to our vessels' operational capabilities and reaffirms our confidence in an improving environment, particularly for product tankers," Nikolas P. Tsakos, President & CEO of TEN stated.
Tanker Companies Mull Fleet Expansion
According to a Feb. 8 report from Bloomberg, Tanker companies including General Maritime Corp. and Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. may expand their fleets after the recession sent ship costs to five-year lows last year. Prices for five-year-old very-large crude carriers, or VLCCs, dropped to $77.1m on Dec. 14, the lowest level since March 2004, according to price assessments compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange. (Source: Taiwan News)