Greece: TEN Announces Charter Contracts for Five Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), a leading product, crude and LNG tanker operator, yesterday announced three-year charters for five Panamax LR1 product tankers to a major national end-user. These fixtures are expected to generate close to $80 million in gross revenues over the duration of their contracts.
Inclusive of the above, the total revenue of the Company’s secured fleet, excluding any profit sharing arrangements, is over $1.0 billion.
“We are happy to announce this five-vessel fixture which is in line with the improving sentiment in the greater tanker sector and an extension of our strategic alliance with major end users,” said George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer. “Operating one of the largest and most versatile product tanker fleets in the world, particularly with the recent addition of a shuttle tanker, and another to join the fleet this April, we feel that TEN’s income stream, particularly with the profit sharing element attached in some of our vessels and together with the earnings visibility, position the Company well for the expected market turnaround,” Mr. Saroglou concluded.
TEN, March 20, 2013