Box Ships Inc. Announces The Delivery Of Its Eighth Vessel, The OOCL Hong Kong
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 | 00:00
Box Ships Inc., (TEU), or the Company, a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced that on June 25, 2012 it took delivery of its eighth vessel, the OOCL Hong Kong, a 5,344 TEU Post-Panamax containership built in 1995 at the Samsung shipyard in Korea. The vessel is chartered to Orient Overseas Container Lines Ltd. ("OOCL") for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus
thirty days (30) at a net
daily rate of US$26,465. The Company has agreed to acquire one additional 5,344 TEU Post-Panamax containership built in 1996, the OOCL China, which is expected to be delivered on or prior to July 14, 2012 and will also be chartered to OOCL for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus thirty days (30) at a net daily rate of US$26,465.
About Box Ships Inc.
Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company's current fleet consists of eight containerships with a total carrying capacity of 38,581 TEU and a TEU weighted average age of 6.2 years. After the delivery of the second acquired vessel, the Company will have a fleet of nine vessels with a total carrying capacity of 43,925 TEU and a TEU-weighted average age of 7.4 years. The Company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TEU."
Source: Box Ships Inc.
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