May 13, 2022
Dear Shareholders and Investors,
Early this morning, we took delivery of a newbuilding suezmax tanker from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The vessel is about 150,000 tons and has the name of Nordic Harrier, which was the first NAT ship when becoming stocklisted on the New York Stock Exchange September 15, 1995.
Our new suezmax will commence a contract for six years to ASYAD Shipping Company of the Sultanate of Oman. The contract is producing earnings and cashflow as from delivery from the yard, creating financial stability and a further foothold in this important area.
Another newbuilding from Samsung is coming at the end of June. This vessel also has a contract for six years to the Sultanate of Oman.
Our experience over many years is that everything is on schedule when Samsung shipyard is involved.
For contacts, please see at the end of this communication.
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Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.
NAT is a Bermuda based company.
Bjørn Giæver, CFO
Nordic American Tankers Ltd
Tel: +1 888 755 8391
Herbjørn Hansson, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Nordic American Tankers Ltd
Tel: +1 866 805 9504