Athens, Greece - September 19, 2022
EuroDry Ltd. (NASDAQ: EDRY, the “Company” or “EuroDry”), an owner and operator of drybulk vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk cargoes, announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell M/V Pantelis, a 74,020 dwt drybulk vessel, built in 2000, for approximately $9.7 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owners, an unaffiliated third party, by mid-October 2022.
Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of EuroDry commented: “Today, we are announcing our agreement to sell our M/V Pantelis, one of the eldest Panamax-size bulkers of our fleet. This sale is part of our effort to focus on more modern, eco-built, fuel-efficient vessels and is consistent with our overall ESG strategy. As a result of this sale, we expect to book a gain of approximately $3 million, or about $1.00 per share, when the transaction is completed during October 2022. The net proceeds of this sale will significantly increase our near-term liquidity and enable us to quickly capitalize on accretive investment opportunities in the market, when they arise, for the benefit of our shareholders.”
About EuroDry Ltd.
EuroDry Ltd. was formed on January 8, 2018 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the drybulk fleet of Euroseas Ltd. into a separate listed public company. EuroDry was spun-off from Euroseas Ltd on May 30, 2018; it trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker EDRY.
EuroDry operates in the dry cargo, drybulk shipping market. EuroDry's operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified affiliated ship management company and Eurobulk (Far East) Ltd. Inc., which are responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. EuroDry employs its vessels on spot and period charters and under pool agreements.
After the delivery of M/V Pantelis to its buyers, the Company will have a fleet of 10 vessels, including 5 Panamax, 1 Supramax, 2 Ultramax and 2 Kamsarmax drybulk carriers, with a total cargo capacity of 728,975 dwt.
EuroDry Ltd. press release