SOURCE: Quintana Maritime Limited

May 02, 2006 12:57 ET

Quintana Maritime Announces Date for the Release of First Quarter 2006 Results, Dividend Declaration, Conference Call and Webcast

Earnings Release: Tuesday, May 9, 2006, After the Market Closes; Conference Call and Webcast: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. EDT

ATHENS, GREECE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: QMAR), an international provider of dry bulk cargo marine transportation services, announced today that it will release its results for the first quarter of 2006 after the close of the market on Tuesday, May 9, 2006.

The declaration of the Company's dividend for the first quarter will also be announced at that time.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. EDT, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Conference Call details:

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 866 819 7111 (from the US), 0800 953 0329 (from the UK) or + 44 (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Quintana."

In case of any problem with the above numbers, please dial 1 866 869 2352 (from the US), 0800 694 1449 (from the UK) or + 44 (0) 1452 560 304 (from outside the US). Quote "Quintana."

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until May 17, 2006 by dialing 1 866 247 4222 (from the US), 0800 953 1533 (from the UK) or + 44 (0) 1452 550 000 (from outside the US). Access Code: 1859591#

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, that can be accessed through Quintana Maritime's website at www.quintanamaritime.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

ABOUT QUINTANA MARITIME LIMITED

Quintana Maritime Limited, based in Greece, is an international provider of dry bulk cargo marine transportation services. As of March 31, 2006, the company owns and operates a fleet of eight Panamax size vessels and two Capesize vessels with a total carrying capacity of 916,072 dwt and an average age of 8.1 years.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

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