SOURCE: Capital Link Shipping


March 15, 2010 14:31 ET

Reminder: 20 Listed Shipping Company Executives, Analysts and Financiers to Present at Capital Link's 4th Invest in International Shipping Forum Thursday, March 25, 2010 in New York City

Registration Details Below

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - 20 listed Company CEOs, CFOs and COOs, as well as several analysts, bankers, financiers and other leading market participants, will participate in panels or presentations at the 4th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum.

The Forum will be held in New York City on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 7:30 am until 5:45 pm EDT.

The objective of the Forum is to provide investors with a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets and an update on issues of critical significance for the shipping industry today. The Forum aims to enhance the information flow between investors and shipping companies and to increase the awareness about shipping as an industry to a wide audience of investors.

The Forum covers dry bulk, tankers (products & crude oil), containers, commodities, the ability of shipping companies to meet their financing needs through bank loans or access to the capital markets, consolidation, fleet expansion opportunities and M&A in shipping. Panel discussions include executives from listed shipping companies, charterers, shipbrokers, bankers and financiers, securities research analysts, and market experts.

The target audience is institutional investors, financial planners, financial advisors, private bankers, securities analysts, retail & institutional brokers and financial press & media. For further information please visit,

Indicative List of Topics and Panels
--  Company Presentations -- 1x1 meeting opportunities
--  Sector Panel on Containers
--  Sector Panel on Tankers
--  Sector Panel on Product Tankers
--  Sector Panel on Dry Bulk
--  Sector Panel on Mixed Fleet Strategies, Advantages & Synergies,
    Opportunities & Challenges
--  The Global Economy and the Global Commodity Markets
--  Investment Opportunities and Challenges in Shipping
--  Growth and Asset Acquisition Opportunities in Shipping Today
--  Bank Financing and Shipping
--  Capital Markets and Shipping: Is the IPO Market Coming Back?
--  Shipping, the Capital Markets & Alternative Financing
--  Orderbook and Freight Challenges
--  Vessel Recycling - Scrapping
--  The Added Value of Classification for Investors and Owners
--  Forecasting the Future for Shipping and Financial Markets

Sponsors and Presenters:

Global Lead Sponsor: Fortis Bank Nederland
Platinum Sponsor: NYSE Euronext
Gold Sponsor: Knight Capital Group
Silver Sponsors: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marshall Islands Registry, Seward
& Kissel LLP
Bronze Sponsors: Deloitte and HSH Nordbank
Corporate Sponsors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blank Rome, Credit
Suisse, Citigroup, Fried Frank, Germanischer Llloyd, GMS, Goldman Sachs,
Jefferies, Maxim Group, Morgan Stanley, Nordia Bulk, NASDAQ, Watson Farley
& Williams

Other Sponsors, Presenters & Panelists:

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW)
Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA)
Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM)
General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR)
Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT)
Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM)
Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM)
OceanFreight (NASDAQ: OCNF)
Omega Navigation (NASDAQ: ONAV)
Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE: OSG)
Paragon Shipping (NYSE: PRGN)
Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB)
Seanergy Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP)
Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK)
Synergy Management Services
TBS International (NASDAQ: TBSI)
Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)
Top Ships (NASDAQ: TOPS)
Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP)

Media Partners: Barron's, Digital Ship, ELNAVI, Fairplay, Institutional Investor, Lloyd's List, The Maritime Executive, Maritime Global Net, Seeking Alpha, Ship to Shore, TradeWinds, Wall Street Greek and Worldoils


Forecasting the Future: Shipping and Financial Markets, by Mr. Clay Maitland -- Managing Partner, International Registries (The Marshall Islands Registry -- the world's third largest ship registry), Founding Chairman of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association)


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

The event is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Maritime Inc.


Please go to for the Forum's agenda and registration details.

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 call +1 (212) 661-7566.


To access the Forum's agenda in PDF, please click on the link below:


For more information please contact:
Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. +1 (212) 661-7566


Capital Link is a New York-based Advisory, Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm. Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the shipping industry becoming the largest provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to international shipping companies listed on the US and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London and Athens. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange.

In its effort to enhance the information flow to the investment community and contribute to improving investor knowledge of shipping, Capital Link has undertaken a series of initiatives beyond the traditional scope of its investor relations activity, such as operating a web based resource ( that provides information on the major shipping and stock market indices, as well as on all shipping stocks; puts together a Weekly Shipping e-Newsletter, organizes sector forums and webinars (, as well as the Capital Link Investor Shipping Forums in New York, Athens and London. It has also developed the Capital Link Maritime Indices ( which track the performance of U.S. listed shipping stocks (CL maritime Index, CL Dry Bulk Index, CL Tanker Index, CL Container Index, CL LNG/LPG Index, CL Mixed Fleet Index, CL Shipping MLP Index - Bloomberg page: CPLI. The Indices are also distributed through the Reuters Newswires and are available on Factset.

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