Euroseas announces new charters for two containerships

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Euroseas announced a mutual agreement to terminate the current charters for its container vessels M/V Rena P and M/V Emmanuel P, while concurrently fixing the vessels on new charters for $21,000 per vessel per day.

Specifically:

  • The Company agreed to terminate the current charter of M/V Rena P, a 4,250 TEU vessel built in 2007; which was originally expiring in February 2025 earning a rate of $20,250/day until April 2024 and, subsequently, a rate based on the CONTEX index with a floor of $13,000 and a ceiling of $21,000 per day. Contemporaneously with the termination, the Company has entered into a time charter contract for a minimum period of twenty to a maximum period of twenty-four months at the option of the charterer, at a gross daily rate of $21,000. The new charter will commence in August 2023, following the termination of its current charter.
  • Similarly, the Company agreed to terminate the current charter of M/V Emmanuel P, a 4,250 TEU vessel built in 2005, which was originally expiring in March 2025 at a rate of $19,000/day. Contemporaneously with the termination, the Company has entered into a new time charter contract for a minimum period of twenty to a maximum period of twenty-four months at the option of the charterer, at a gross daily rate of $21,000. The new charter will commence in August 2023, following the termination of its current charter.

Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas commented: “We are pleased to announce we have reached a mutual agreement with our existing charterer to terminate the charters of our two intermediate containerships built in 2007 and 2005 respectively, while having successfully replaced these charters at $21,000 per day, following the agreed termination of their current charters in August 2023. These charters are expected to contribute between $2-4 million in extra revenues for the same period.

By maintaining a very healthy employment coverage of about 95% for the remainder of 2023 and approximately 66% for 2024 at very high levels, we can safely continue paying our quarterly dividend, continue implementing our buyback program and still have significant funds to invest in other opportunities that will arise.”

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