Glyfada, Greece - September 8, 2021
The M/V Worldship is the sixth Capesize delivery that Seanergy has successfully completed in 2021 to-date.
M/V Worldship has already entered a time charter (“T/C”) with an existing charterer of the Company, at a gross fixed rate of $31,750 per day for a period of about 12 to about 16 months from the delivery.
The purchase price has been funded with cash on hand, while Seanergy is in advanced discussions with a leading bank for financing part of the acquisition cost at competitive terms.
Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:
"I am pleased to announce the addition of the seventeenth Capesize vessel to our fleet and the concurrent commencement of her period employment. Including this delivery and the sale of the M/V Leadership, 94% percent of our fleet is employed under period time charters, 87% of which are index-linked T/Cs. This allows us to fully utilize our fleet in order to capitalize on the robust market rates. We are excited to see the strongest Capesize market of the last 11 years, with daily rates exceeding $45,000, which affirms our commercial strategy. Based on the prevailing Capesize supply-demand fundamentals, we remain confident about the prospects of our market for the years to come."
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.
Following the delivery of M/V Leadership to the new owners, the Company's operating fleet will consist of 16 Capesize vessels with an average age of 11.5 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately 2,829,630 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”.
Seanergy Maritime Corp. press release