Castor Maritime Inc. announces new vessel acquisition
Castor Maritime Inc, a global shipping company specialising in the ownership of dry-bulk vessels, has announced it has entered into, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, an agreement to purchase a 2001 Korean built Panamax dry bulk carrier from an unaffiliated third party for a purchase price of $6.7 million.
The acquisition is expected to be consummated around the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2019 and is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.
Petros Panagiotidis, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Castor, commented: “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of our second dry bulk carrier, which, in a very short period, doubles the size of our fleet. We believe that the addition of this vessel to our fleet will be immediately accretive to our cash-generating ability and is consistent with our growth-oriented strategy and our goal of increasing shareholder value.”
Castor Maritime Inc. is an international provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessel is employed primarily on medium-term charters and transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes. Upon completion of this acquisition, the Company’s fleet will consist of two Panamax dry bulk carriers.