SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link, Inc.

January 25, 2012 09:31 ET

Capital Link to Host Webinar on Key Challenges and Opportunities in Dry Bulk Shipping

Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - On Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM ET, Capital Link will host a webinar to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in dry bulk shipping.

REGISTRATION
Those interested can access the webinar at no cost at www.CapitalLinkWebinars.com or by copying and pasting the link below in your browser:

http://webinars.capitallink.com/2012/drybulk/signup.html

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link, Inc.

MODERATED BY

Mr. Ben Nolan, Director & Head of Shipping Research, Knight Capital Group

FEATURED PANELISTS

Mr. Georgios Karageorgiou, President & CEO, Globus Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: GLBS)

Ms. Fotini Karamanlis, CEO, Hellenic Carriers Limited (AIM: HCL)

Mr. Dale Ploughman, Chairman & CEO, Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP)

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

The panel's leading industry executives will address today's challenges and outlook for the dry bulk sector, their respective rationale behind long term optimism toward supply and demand fundamentals, and why investors should not turn a blind eye to the group.

Key topics include:

  • Measuring the Supply and Demand Gap Among Vessel Classes
  • Determining the Potential Demand Catalysts
  • Outlook for the Major Dry Bulk Commodities: Iron Ore, Thermal and Coking Coal, and Grain
  • 2011 Review and Outlook for Vessel Deliveries, Scrapping, and Slippage
  • Availability of Bank Financing and its Short Term Impact on Supply
  • Assessing M&A Activity: Is Now the Right Time to Purchase Dry Bulk Assets?

PANEL STRUCTURE

The webinar will consist of a roundtable discussion with one moderator and two panelists who will address the current shipping environment, financing, and outlook for the dry bulk sector. The webinar will last for a total of one hour. 45 minutes will be allotted for the panel discussion, which will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

Q&A SESSIONS - Submitting Questions

Participants can submit questions to the panelists prior to or during the event through the special feature on the event page, or they can email them to us at questions@capitallink.com.

TRANSCRIPT

A transcript of the panel discussion will be publicly available at no cost within approximately 48 hours after the event. Those who are interested can request a copy when they register for the event or afterwards through the event page as indicated.

ABOUT GLOBUS MARITIME LIMITED

Globus Maritime Limited is a drybulk shipping company, providing marine transportation services on a worldwide basis.

The Company was incorporated on July 26, 2006 in Jersey to consolidate its founders' ship-owning and ship-management interests and has executive offices in Athens, Greece. On November 24, 2010, Globus Maritime Limited redomiciled into the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Globus Maritime Limited is a vertically integrated shipping company that owns, operates and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina and other dry bulk cargoes worldwide. Its current fleet consists of two Panamax, one Kamsarmax and three Supramax vessels.

Its operations are managed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Globus Shipmanagement Corp., out of Athens, Greece. Its in-house commercial and technical management teams focuses exclusively on its vessels.

The Company's primary objective is to grow its fleet through timely and selective acquisitions of modern vessels in a manner that it believes will provide an attractive return on equity and will be accretive to its earnings and cash flow based on anticipated market rates at the time of purchase.

The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "GLBS."

ABOUT HELLENIC CARRIERS LIMITED

Hellenic Carriers Limited manages through Hellenic Shipmanagement Corp. a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The fleet consists of five vessels, comprising three Panamaxes, one Supramax and one Handymax with an aggregate carrying capacity of 303,141 dwt and a weighted average age of 15.9 years plus two new building vessels currently on order, both Kamsarmaxes with an aggregate carrying capacity of about 164,000 dwt. Following the delivery of the two Kamsarmax vessels, the Company will manage through Hellenic Shipmanagement Corp. a fleet of seven dry bulk carriers comprising two Kamsarmaxes, three Panamaxes, one Supramax and one Handymax with an aggregate carrying capacity of about 467,141 dwt and a weighted average age of 12.5 years (as of 31 March 2013).

Hellenic Carriers is listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange under ticker HCL.

ABOUT SEANERGY MARITIME HOLDINGS

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is a Marshall Islands corporation with its executive offices in Athens, Greece. The Company is engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carriers. The Company's current fleet consists of 20 drybulk carriers (four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax, one Handymax and ten Handysize vessels) with a total carrying capacity of approximately 1,295,594 dwt and an average fleet age of 14 years.

The Company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "SHIP."

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER - CAPITAL LINK, INC.

Capitalizing on its in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the industry becoming the largest provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to international shipping companies listed on the U.S. and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London and Athens.

In an effort to enhance the information flow to the investment community and improve investor knowledge of shipping, Capital Link has undertaken a series of initiatives beyond the traditional scope of its investor relations activity through its websites, weekly newsletter, webinars, forums, and Capital Link Maritime Indices.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT
    For further information:
    Paul Lampoutis
    Capital Link, Inc.
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    Email: forum@capitallink.com