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ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Performance Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: PSHG) (“we” or the“Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of tanker vessels, announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd (the“Charterer”) for the LR2 Aframax oil product tanker the M/T Alpine Amalia, to be renamed P. Aliki, the acquisition of which was previously announced. The gross charter rate will be US$45,000 per day for a period of minimum seven (7) months to a maximum of ten (10) months at the option of the Charterer and will commence following the vessel's delivery to the Company expected in November. This charter is expected to generate approximately a minimum of US$9.5 million to a maximum of US$13.7 million in gross revenue (a minimum of US$5.7 million to a maximum of US$8.2 million in cashflow after debt service, respectively), depending on the duration of the charter.
Commenting on the charter, Andreas Michalopoulos, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“In addition to maintaining the Company's ability to capture market upturns in strong freight environments, particularly during periods of exceptionally positive industry fundamentals, we seek to secure a certain level of fixed revenue for our fleet. As a result, considering recent market developments with charter rates at multiyear highs, the recent expansion of our fleet, and our desire to establish solid partnerships with first-class charterers, we decided to time charter the M/T P. Aliki at this very lucrative level almost two months prior to actually taking delivery of the vessel.”
About the Company
Performance Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of tanker vessels. The Company's current fleet is employed on spot voyages, through pool arrangements and on time charters.
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In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the strength of world economies, fluctuations in currencies and interest rates, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker shipping industry, changes in the supply of vessels, changes in worldwide oil production and consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, crew costs, drydocking and insurance costs, our future operating or financial results, availability of financing and refinancing including with respect to the vessel we have agreed to acquire, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, the length and severity of epidemics and pandemics, including the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the demand for seaborne transportation of petroleum and other types of products, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions or events, including“trade wars”, armed conflicts including the war in Ukraine, the imposition of new international sanctions, acts by terrorists or acts of piracy on ocean-going vessels, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, labor disputes or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors. Please see our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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