GoodBulk has announced that in January it took delivery of two Capesize vessels and sold another one Capesize. On January 24, 2018, the Company took delivery of the Aquaproud, a 2009 built Capesize vessel of 178,057 dwt built by SWS, CHN.
The purchase, which is the third to deliver of six option Capesize vessels acquired from funds managed by CarVal Investors last year on December 20, was financed with a combination of cash on hand, availability under existing credit facilities and the issuance of 1,144,123 new common shares to funds managed by CarVal.
The vessel is expected to be employed in the spot market via the Capesize Revenue Sharing Agreement managed by C Transport Maritime SAM (“CTM”).
On January 30, GoodBulk entered into an agreement to sell the Aquabeauty, a 2003 built Capesize vessel of 171,014 dwt built by Sasebo, JPN to Greek buyers for USD 15 million.
The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owner between March and April 2018. The Aquabeauty was acquired by GoodBulk for a total consideration of USD 10 million and delivered into the Company’s fleet on May 5, 2017.
On January 31, the Company took delivery of the Aquatonka, a 2012 built Capesize of 179,004 dwt built by Hanjin, PH. The vessel is on a fixed-rate charter with expected redelivery date towards the end of the 1st quarter 2018.
Upon delivery of the Aquaproud, Aquatonka and the sale of the Aquabeauty, GoodBulk will have a fleet of 14 Capesize vessels, 1 Panamax vessel, and 2 Supramax vessels on the water, with an additional 7 Capesize vessels expected to be delivered in the 1st quarter of 2018.
On January 18, 2018, the Company entered into an agreement with two funds managed by CarVal pursuant to which the Company will issue 443,204 new common shares for gross proceeds of USD 6.75 million. The Company intends to use the proceeds to fund general corporate purposes.
Sea News, February 1