Capital Product Partners L.P., an international diversified shipping company, announced that it has secured new time charter employment for three MR tankers.
The M/T ‘Amadeus’ (50,108 dwt, IMO II/III Eco Chemical/Product Tanker built 2015, Samsung Heavy Industries (Nigbo) Co. Ltd.) secured employment with Repsol Trading S.A. (‘Repsol’) for one year (+/- 30 days) at a gross daily rate of $14,500. The charterer has the option to extend the time charter for an additional year (+/-30 days) at a gross daily rate of $14,750. The new charter will commence in October 2017.
The M/T ‘Aktoras’ (36,759 IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker built 2006 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea) and the M/T ‘Aiolos’ (36,725 IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker built 2007 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea) have been chartered to Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. (‘Capital Maritime’) for ten to twelve months at $11,000 gross per day plus 50/50 profit share on actual earnings settled every six months. The vessels have been trading on voyage or short time charters following the expiry of their employment with BP Shipping Limited at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The new charters are expected to commence in September.
The employment of M/T ‘Aktoras’ and M/T ‘Aiolos’ with Capital Maritime were unanimously approved by the Conflicts Committee of the Partnership.
As a result of the above employments, the Partnership’s charter coverage for 2017 and 2018 is 90% and 58%, respectively.