SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

February 14, 2007 09:00 ET

CEOs of ATB, DAC, DRYS, ESEA, EXM, MCX, ONAV, QMAR, TBSI, TNP, to Participate in "The Invest in International Shipping Forum" Friday, March 23, 2007 - New York City

Investor Registration Below

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- The Capital Link Forum "Invest in International Shipping" will take place on Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City located at 1 East 60th Street -- corner of Fifth Avenue. It is organized by Capital Link, a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications Firm specializing in shipping, in cooperation with Fortis Bank, which is the main sponsor of the event, as well as with NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

Date:

The Forum will start at 8:30 am on Friday, March 23, 2007 and is expected to finish by 4:15 pm.

Venue:

The Metropolitan Club in New York City located at 1 East 60th Street -- corner of Fifth Avenue.

Forum Format:

There will be four panels in total, on Containers, Gas (LNG/LPG), Tankers (Crude Oil and Products) and Dry Bulk with each panel lasting around one hour. The Forum will start at 8:30 am on Friday, March 23, 2007 and is expected to finish by 4:15 pm.

For the first time, each panel will include CEOs of listed shipping companies, analysts and shipbrokers. The panels will focus on industry trends rather than individual company characteristics as the objective is to present the point of view of key participants in each shipping sector.

The Forum's attendees will have the opportunity to address their questions to each panel participant and to schedule one-on-one meetings with them.

Panel Participants and Presenters:

The panels will include the CEOs of

--  Arlington Tankers (NYSE: ATB), Arthur Regan,
--  Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), John Coustas,
--  DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS), George Economou,
--  Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM), Christopher Georgakis
--  Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA), Aristides Pittas,
--  MC Shipping (AMEX: MCX), Tony Crawford,
--  Omega Navigation (NASDAQ: ONAV), George Kassiotis,
--  Quintana Maritime (NASDAQ: QMAR), Stamatis Molaris,
--  TBS International (NASDAQ: TBSI), Joseph Royce,
--  Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP), Nikolas Tsakos
    
The panels will be moderated by Fortis analysts Dan Barrett and Gregory Lewis. Analysts from Jefferies, Lazard Capital, JPMorgan and Morgan Keegan will participate in several panels, along with shipbrokers Clarkson Hellas, Howe Robinson Hamburg Lorentzen & Stemoco and Mallory, Jones, Lynch, Flynn and Associates (MJLF).

Jeremy Penn, the Chief Executive of The Baltic Exchange, will make a presentation on the Exchange and its role in shipping while Anthony Argyropoulos, Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald will make an introductory presentation on "Shipping in a New Era" and Clifford Teller, Director, Maxim Group on "Investing Through Blank Check Companies."

Guy Verberne, The Head of Economic Research - Fortis Merchant Banking, will be the Keynote Speaker at lunch on the topic of "Shipping and The Global Economy Today."

Please go to Capital Link's website at www.capitallink.com for the Forum's agenda.

Media Partners:

Barron's, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, Institutional Investor, Tanker Operator and TradeWinds are the Shipping Forum's Media Partners.

Target Audience:

The Forum's target audience includes institutional investors and analysts; financial media; financial advisors and financial planners; registered representatives and brokers. The event is open to the whole sell side brokerage community.

Registration and One-on-One meetings:

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 www.capitallink.com or email shipping@capitallink.com

                             FORUM AGENDA
                    INVEST IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
                       Friday, March 23, 2007
                   Metropolitan Club, New York City
               1 East 60th Street - corner of Fifth Avenue

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8:00 - 8:30 AM                 Registration & Coffee
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8:30 - 8:35 AM                   Welcome Remarks
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8:35 - 8:45 AM        Introductory Remarks: Shipping in a New Era
                     Anthony Argyropoulos, Managing Director, Cantor
                      Fitzgerald
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8:45 - 10:00 AM                    Containers
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Analyst           Moderated by Gregory Lewis, Shipping Analyst, Fortis
                   Securities
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Listed Company          Danaos Corporation, John Coustas, CEO
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Listed Company             Euroseas, Aristides Pittas, CEO
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Analyst           Lazard Capital Markets, Urs Dur, Vice President, Equity
                   Research
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Shipbroker            Howe Robinson Hamburg, Nick Bailey, Director
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10:00 - 10:15 AM        Investing through Blank Check Companies
                        Clifford Teller, Director, Maxim Group
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10:15 - 11:15 AM                  Gas (LNG / LPG)
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Analyst           Moderated by Dan Barrett, Head of Equity Research, Fortis
                   Securities
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Listed Company            MC Shipping, Tony Crawford, CEO
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Analyst           Morgan Keegan, Michael Drickamer, V.P, Equity Research
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Shipbroker        Lorentzen & Stemoco, Thor Erik Lie, Partner & Director,
                   Gas Department
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11:15 - 11:30 AM    The Baltic Exchange, Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive
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11:30 - 12:45 PM            Tankers (Products & Crude)
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Analyst           Moderated by Dan Barrett, Head of Equity Research, Fortis
                   Securities
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Listed Company     Arlington Tankers, Arthur Regan, President & Co-CEO
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Listed Company         Omega Navigation, George Kassiotis, CEO
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Listed Company      Tsakos Energy Navigation, Nikolas Tsakos, CEO
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Analyst           JPMorgan, Jonathan Chappell, V.P., Transportation Analyst
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Shipbroker        Mallory, Jones, Lynch, Flynn & Associates, John Stichter,
                   Partner
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1:00 - 2:30 PM    Guy Verberne, Head of Economic Research - Fortis Merchant
   Lunch           Banking
                          Shipping and The Global Economy Today
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2:45 - 4:15 PM                        Dry Bulk
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Analyst           Moderated by Gregory Lewis, Shipping Analyst, Fortis
                   Securities
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Listed Company              DryShips, George Economou, CEO
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Listed Company        Excel Maritime, Christopher Georgakis, CEO
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Listed Company         Quintana Maritime, Stamatis Molaris, CEO
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Listed Company             TBS International, Joe Royce, CEO
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Analyst           Jefferies & Company, Douglas Mavrinac, Maritime Group
                   Head
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Shipbroker        Clarkson Hellas - George Margaronis, Managing Director
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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    For more information, please contact:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: nbornozis@capitallink.com