Seanergy Maritime fleet reaches 18 capesize ships
The Company is in the final stages of an agreement with a major financial institution in Asia
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “Seanergy”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) reported today the delivery of two previously-announced Capesize vessel acquisitions. The first vessel is a 181,709 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2010 by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan, which was renamed M/V Patriotship, and the second is a 176,925 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2006 by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan, which was renamed M/V Tradership (the “Vessels”).
Taking advantage of the strong market conditions, Seanergy fixed the M/V Patriotship proactively at $31,000 per day for a period employment of 12 to 18 months with a major European cargo operator. Additionally, the M/V Tradership has been fixed for a period employment of 11 to 15 months with a major South Korean industrial company at an index-linked rate based on the Baltic Capesize Index. Both time charters are expected to commence promptly, upon finalization of the customary handover process.
Moreover, the Company is in advanced discussions with a leading Asian financial institution to finance part of the acquisition price of the M/V Patriotship through a sale and leaseback structure at competitive terms.
Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“I am pleased to announce the timely delivery of our fourteenth and fifteenth Capesize vessels and the immediate commencement of their respective period employments.
We are also excited to initiate business relationships with two additional reputable charterers. Including these deliveries, 87% of our operating fleet is employed under advantageous medium to long-term charters.
At the financing front, we have secured competitively-priced financings for our recent vessel acquisitions, as previously announced, which will further enhance our strong liquidity position and reduce the Company’s average cash interest expense.
We believe Seanergy is optimally positioned to take advantage of the rising market conditions.”
Company fleet on a fully delivered basis:
|Vessel Name||Vessel Size Class||Capacity (DWT)||Year Built||Yard||Scrubber Fitted||Employment Type|
|Partnership||Capesize||179,213||2012||Hyundai||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Championship||Capesize||179,238||2011||Sungdong||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Lordship||Capesize||178,838||2010||Hyundai||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Premiership||Capesize||170,024||2010||Sungdong||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Squireship||Capesize||170,018||2010||Sungdong||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Knightship||Capesize||178,978||2010||Hyundai||Yes||T/C Index Linked|
|Gloriuship||Capesize||171,314||2004||Hyundai||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Fellowship||Capesize||179,701||2010||Daewoo||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Geniuship||Capesize||170,058||2010||Sungdong||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Hellasship||Capesize||181,325||2012||Imabari||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Flagship||Capesize||176,387||2013||Mitsui Engineering||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Patriotship||Capesize||181,709||2010||Saijo – Imabari||Yes||T/C Fixed Rate -$31,000/day|
|Tradership||Capesize||176,925||2006||Namura Shipbuilding||No||T/C Index Linked|
|Leadership||Capesize||171,199||2001||Koyo – Imabari||No||Voyage/Spot|
|Worldship *||Capesize||181,415||2012||Japanese Shipyard||Yes||N/A|
|Total / Average age||2,823,878||11.8|
* Delivery expected within August 2021
About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. On a fully-delivered basis, the Company’s operating fleet will consist of 16 Capesize vessels with an average age of 11.8 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately 2,823,878 dwt.
The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company’s common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP”, its Class A warrants under “SHIPW” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”.