Navios Maritime Holdings Buys Vessels
The seaborne shipping and logistics company Navios Maritime Holdings took delivery of the Navios Herakles I, a newbuilt bareboat chartered-in Kamsarmax of 81,600 dwt.
The dry bulk owner has also acquired from an unrelated third party, a previously chartered-in vessel, the Navios Victory, a 2014-built, 77,095 dwt vessel, for a total acquisition price of $14.5 million, which was paid in cash.
From the beginning of 2017 through 2019 YTD, Navios Holdings has decreased by 26% the average age of its owned fleet including long-term bareboat chartered-in vessels.
In July 2019, the Company agreed to sell to an unrelated third party the Navios Primavera, a 2007-built Ultra Handymax vessel of 53,464 dwt, for a sale price of $10.3 million.
Navios Holdings controls a fleet of 57 vessels (including one vessel agreed to be sold) totaling 6.0 million dwt, of which 31 are owned and 26 are chartered-in under long-term charters.
The fleet consists of 18 Capesize, 28 Panamax, 9 Ultra-Handymax and two Handysize vessels, with an average age of 7.5 years, basis fully delivered fleet.
As of August 28, 2019, Navios Holdings has chartered-out 90.8% of available days for the remaining six months of 2019, out of which 62.7% are chartered-out on fixed rate and 28.1% on index. The average contracted daily charter-in rate for the long-term charter-in vessels for the remaining six months of 2019 is $13,841 per day.