SOURCE: Capital Link Shipping

March 03, 2008 08:30 ET

20 Listed Company CEOs and Analysts Participate in the 2nd Capital Link International Shipping Forum Thursday, March 20, 2008 -- New York City 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Twenty listed company CEOs and CFOs, as well as several analysts, will participate in the panels or make presentations at The 2nd Annual Capital Link Forum "Invest in International Shipping" that will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2008 in New York City at the Metropolitan Club.

The objective of the Forum is to provide investors with a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets. Also, to generate maximum publicity about shipping as an industry and the shipping companies to a wide audience of investors.

The Forum's target audience includes institutional investors and securities analysts; financial advisors and financial planners; retail and institutional brokers; and financial press and media. The event will be open to the whole sell side brokerage community.


The Forum will start with registration at 7:30 am on Thursday, March 20, 2008 and is expected to finish by 5:00 pm. There will be five panels in total on several sectors and topics as follows:

--  Container CEO Panel with Danaos Corporation, Euroseas Ltd. and
    Goldenport Holdings Inc.
--  Tanker CEO Panel (Crude Oil and Products) with Capital Product
    Partners L.P., D'Amico International Shipping S.A., Omega Navigation
    Enterprises and Tsakos Energy Navigation LTD.
--  Dry Bulk CEO Panel, moderated by Doug Mavrinac, Head of Shipping
    Research at Jefferies, with the CEOs of DryShips  Inc., Navios Maritime
    Holdings, Quintana Maritime Limited, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. and TBS
    International Limited
--  Consolidation - M & A in Shipping, moderated by  Bob Robinson Senior
    Partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, with senior executives from Deutsche
    Bank AG and Citigroup, and the CEOs of Danaos Corporation, DryShips Inc.,
    Navios Maritime Holdings and Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR),
    Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.
--  London Listed Companies CEO Panel with Hellenic Carriers Limited, GO
    Carriers Limited, Globus Maritime Ltd, and Goldernport Holdings Inc.
--  Each panel will last 40 minutes. The panels will focus on industry
    trends rather than individual company characteristics. The Forum's
    attendees will have the opportunity to address their questions to each
    panel participants.


In addition, there will be presentations on topics of interest such as:

--  Freight Forward Agreements (FFAs) by IMAREX
--  SPACs by the Maxim Group
--  Challenges in Ship Management by VShips


There will also be company presentations, as follows by the CEOs and CFOs of:

--  Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP)
--  D'amico International Shipping S.A. (Borsa Italiana: DIS)
--  Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC)
--  DryShips Inc.(NASDAQ: DRYS)
--  Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ: ESEA)
--  Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM)
--  Global Oceanic Carriers Limited (AIM: GOC)
--  Globus Maritime Ltd. (LSE: GLBS)
--  Goldenport Holdings Inc. (LSE: GPRT)
--  Hellenic Carriers Limited (AIM: HCL)
--  Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM)
--  Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM)
--  OceanFreight, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF)
--  Ocean Tankers Holdings (CYPRUS: OCT)
--  Omega Navigation Enterprises (NASDAQ: ONAV)
--  Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK)
--  TBS International Limited (NASDAQ: TBSI)
--  Top Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS)
--  Tsakos Energy Navigation LTD (NYSE: TNP)


Participants in the Capital Link Shipping Forum may request to schedule one-on-one meetings with company management through the event page at or by emailing


The Keynote speaker at lunch is Dr. Mickey Levy, Chief Economist of Bank of America.


The Forum is organized by Capital Link, a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications Firm with a strategic commitment to shipping.

It is organized in cooperation with NASDAQ the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Maritime Inc.


The Media Partners include Barron's, Bloomberg, Fairplay, Institutional Investor, Lloyd's List, TradeWinds, The Maritime Executive, The Digital Ship, Maritime Information Systems and Elnavi.


Bank of America is the Main Sponsor.
Deutsche Bank AG and Jefferies are Sponsors.
Citi Private Bank, Clarkson's, Imarex, Maxim Group, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
LLP, NBGI, Oppenheimer, V.Ships and Wachovia Securities are Supporting
Top Ships Inc. sponsors the breakfast and Tsakos Energy Navigation LTD
sponsors the cocktail reception.


Please go to for the Forum's agenda.

For more information on the forum, to register and to request one-on-one meetings with the participating companies, please go to Capital Link's website at or or contact:

Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. +1 (212) 661-7566

About Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link is a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications Firm also with offices in London and Athens.

Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to shipping where it maintains a leadership position as provider of Investor Relations services to listed shipping companies.

Capital Link organizes a series of CEO and Analyst Forums on Dry Bulk, Tankers and Containers aimed to enhance the information flow about shipping to the investment community. Also organizes annually two shipping conferences; one in New York (March) and one in London (November).

In addition Capital Link maintains a website dedicated to listed shipping companies ( where investors have free access to news, company profiles and presentations, stock market data, industry reports, articles and interviews. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange.

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