Greek owner Euroseas has sealed new charters for two of its feeder container vessels, EM Athens and Manolis P.
The 2,506 teu EM Athens has been fixed on a one-year time charter at a rate of $10,400 per day, while 1,452 teu Manolis P has extended its current charter contract around a year at $9,500 per day.
Euroseas did not revel the clients for the charters, which bot start in the next few days.
Aristides Pittas, chairman and CEO of Euroseas, commented: “We are very pleased to announce the new charter and the extension of another for one more year for two of our containerships. These charters are roughly 30% higher than what the ships earned prior and is a clear sign that the sector is recovering. We have positioned our container fleet to take advantage of this anticipated rising market and, currently, have 6 more vessels that come up for renewal of their charters within the following 3 months. We remain optimistic for the containership market prospects and are actively seeking to grow the company and enhance shareholder value.”
Euroseas has a fleet of 17 vessels, made up of 6 dry bulk vessels and 11 containerships.