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GLYFADA, Greece, March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Maritime Limited (the “Company” or "Globus") (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that it has entered into, through a separate wholly owned subsidiary, an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to purchase a 2018-built “Eco” (i.e., with certain fuel efficiency design features) Kamsarmax vessel built by the Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding yard, for $27 million. The purchase agreement is subject to standard closing conditions and requirements.
The vessel is expected to be delivered to Globus during the second quarter of 2021.
On completion of this acquisition and the acquisition of the Kamsarmax vessel that the Company previously agreed to acquire and announced on February 18, 2021, which is also subject to standard closing conditions and requirements, the fleet of Globus is expected to expand to eight modern dry bulk carriers with a total carrying capacity of 544,420 deadweight tons and a weighted average age of 9.9 years (as of March 22, 2021).
Athanasios (“Thanos”) Feidakis, President and CEO of Globus commented:
“We are very pleased to announce yet another agreement to purchase a modern vessel resulting in an increase of our fleet carrying capacity and a decrease of the average age of the fleet.
We are excited to welcome the new vessel into our fleet and operations and believe that its expected long operating life will add value to the Company and contribute significantly to our long-term success. The vessel is modern and fuel efficient, and fits our strategy and expansion plans.”
About Globus Maritime Limited
Globus is an integrated dry bulk shipping company that provides marine transportation services worldwide and presently owns, operates and manages a fleet of six dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes internationally. Globus’ subsidiaries own and operate six vessels with a total carrying capacity of 381,738 Dwt and a weighted average age of 11.2 years as of December 31, 2020.
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