Movers and SHAKERS
Euroseas Ltd. (ESEA)
Positive Impact of Another Oakland Rate Reset
Euroseas Ltd. provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates containerships that transport dry and refrigerated containerized cargoes, including manufactured products and perishables; and drybulk carriers that transport iron ore, coal, grains, bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. As of March 31, 2017, it had a fleet of seven containerships; and six drybulk carriers, including three Panamax drybulk carriers, one Handymax drybulk carrier, one Kamsarmax drybulk carrier, and one Ultramax drybulk carrier. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.
Poe Fratt, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Another positive reset on the Oakland intermediate. Yesterday morning, the fleet employment table was updated on the web site to show that the TCE rate on the Oakland had moved up to $64.7k/day over the weekend versus the last reset of $38.0k/day in April. The reset is the last one under a charter that is based on 90 percent of the Contex index for 4,250 TEU vessels, which had moved up into the more than $70.0k/day range. Once the current charter ends in late October, the Oakland is likely to move onto a longer term charter.
Tight supply and higher container rates are positives for upcoming charters. According to Contex indices, rates have moved up by more than 40% over the past several weeks. Our current estimates assume that the feeders (Spetses/Diamantis/Corfu/Evridiki) will soon secure longer term work at charter rates in the $20.0k—$25.0k/day range ...
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