SOURCE: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

February 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces New Time Charter Agreement for a Panamax Vessel at $20,000 Gross Rate

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW) announced today that the m/v Bremen Max, a 73,503 dwt, 1993 built Panamax dry bulk carrier, entered into a time charter agreement for a period of about eleven (11) to about thirteen (13) months at a gross charter rate of $20,000 per day. The charter commenced on February 23, 2011.

Dale Ploughman, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We are pleased to report the period employment of one of our vessels at a good rate which increases our coverage and enhances the visibility of our future cash flows. This employment is expected to generate approximately $7 million of gross revenues during the period of the charter. Following this period charter, the Company has now secured 84% of its operating days for 2011, 40% for 2012 and 19% for 2013 under period employment."

About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., the successor to Seanergy Maritime 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 initial fleet comprised two Panamax, two Supramax, one Handymax and one Handysize dry bulk carriers that Seanergy purchased and took delivery of in the third quarter of 2008 from companies associated with members of the Restis family. In August 2009, the Company acquired a controlling interest in BET, which owns four Capesize and one Panamax dry bulk carriers. In May 2010, the Company acquired a controlling interest in MCS, which owns nine Handysize dry bulk carriers. In September 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of the remaining 49% in MCS, and in October 2010 the Company completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% in BET.

Following the MCS and BET acquisitions, the Company has a wholly-owned operating fleet of 20 drybulk carriers (four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax, one Handymax and ten Handysize vessels) with a total carrying capacity of approximately 1,293,105 dwt and an average fleet age of 13 years.

The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbols "SHIP" and "SHIP.W", respectively.

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. 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 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, the scope and timing of Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and other regulatory agency review, 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 SEC. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 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.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
    Dale Ploughman
    Chief Executive Officer
    Christina Anagnostara
    Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: +30 210 9638461
    E-mail: ir@seanergymaritime.com

    Investor Relations / Media
    Capital Link, Inc.
    Paul Lampoutis
    230 Park Avenue Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
    Tel: (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com