SOURCE: OceanFreight Inc.

January 14, 2008 16:05 ET

OceanFreight Inc. Announces the Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of seaborne transportation services, announced today that Michael Gregos was appointed as the Company's Chief Operating Officer. The search for a Chief Financial Officer is still ongoing.

Prior to joining OceanFreight in September 2007, Michael Gregos was Project Manager for Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd. which he joined in 2001. Prior to that period, he worked for a shipping concern based in Athens and New York for five years and the Corporate Finance arm of a Greek bank for one year. He is a graduate from Queen Mary University in London and holds an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University.

Mr. Kandylidis, the Chief Executive Officer of OceanFreight, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Michael Gregos as our new Chief Operating Officer. We are confident that he will make a significant contribution to our company."

About OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc. is a global provider of seaborne transportation services through the ownership and operation of vessels in various shipping sectors. The Company owns a fleet of 10 vessels, consisting of 1 Capesize bulk carrier, 8 Panamax bulk carriers, and 1 Aframax tanker with a total carrying capacity of approximately 830,000 deadweight tons.

The Company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and trade under the symbol "OCNF."

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Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although OceanFreight Inc. believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, OceanFreight Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

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 changes in charter rates and vessel values, failure of a seller to deliver one or more vessels to us or delay in taking delivery of one or more vessels, default by one or more charterers of our vessels, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers, scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in OceanFreight Inc.'s operating expenses, length and number of off-hire periods and dependence on third-party managers, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, international hostilities and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further discussed in documents filed by OceanFreight Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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