Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Announces Plan to Extend Time Charter for Panamax Vessel
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced that it has reached an agreement to extend the time charter for the Genco Knight, a 1999-built Panamax vessel, with Swissmarine Services S.A. for approximately 11 to 13.5 months at a rate of $25,000 per day, less a 5% third-party brokerage commission. The time charter is expected to commence following the expiration of the vessel's current time charter on or about April 23, 2010 and is subject to the completion of definitive documentation. Currently, Genco has approximately 63% of its fleet's estimated available days secured on contracts for the remainder of 2010.
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited currently owns a fleet of 35 drybulk vessels, consisting of nine Capesize, eight Panamax, four Supramax, six Handymax and eight Handysize vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 2,903,000 dwt.