Castor Maritime Inc., a diversified global shipping company, announces that it entered, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, into an agreement to acquire a 2008 Japanese-built Panamax dry bulk carrier from an unaffiliated third-party for a purchase price of US$18.75 million. The acquisition is expected to be concluded by taking delivery of the vessel in 4Q21 and is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.
The company also announces that:
The M/V Magic Perseus, a 2013 built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier, following its acquisition by Castor, has been fixed on a time charter contract that commenced on 20 August 2021, at a daily gross charter rate of US$35 000 and with a term of about 100 days.
The M/V Magic Thunder, a 2011 built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier, following completion of its previous employment contract, has been fixed on a time charter contract that commenced on 3 August 2021, at a daily gross charter rate of US$35 000 and with a term of about 100 days.
Petros Panagiotidis, Chief Executive Officer of Castor, commented:
“We are happy to announce the acquisition of our 11th Panamax vessel, increasing our dry bulk fleet to 19 vessels. The vessel acquisition is expected to be financed with cash on hand and cash flows generated from operations.
Furthermore, the company is pleased to announce two new employment fixtures at daily gross rates of US$35 000. Demand for dry bulk transportation services remains strong, allowing us to generate significant free cash flows and fund our growth plans.”
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