SOURCE: TBS INTERNATIONAL PLC

TBS International plc

March 09, 2011 08:00 ET

TBS International plc Announces Dates for the Release of the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results, Conference Call and Webcast

Earnings Release: Thursday, March 10, 2011, After the Market Closes; Conference Call: Friday, March 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. EST

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today that it will release its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 after the market closes in New York on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

On the next day, Friday, March 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EST, 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: 1-888-680-0893 (from the US) or 1-617-213-4859 (International Dial In). Participant Passcode: 69105209. Participants may pre-register for the call at https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PYPHG8YLU. Pre-registrants will be issued a PIN number to use when dialing into the live call which will provide quick access to the conference by bypassing the operator upon connection.

Webcast
There will also be a live -- and then archived -- slides and audio webcast of the conference call on the company's website www.tbsship.com, which can be accessed by clicking on the webcast link. As soon as practicable, the webcast and the corresponding slides will be archived and will also be accessible on our website.

Replay
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 11, 2011 until Friday, March 18, 2011 by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (from the US) or 1-617-801-6888 (International Dial In). Access Code: 70839930. A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call.

Forward-Looking Statements "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and observations. Included among the factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements contained in this press release are the following:

  • changes in demand for and pricing of the Company's services, both of which are difficult to predict due to continuing economic uncertainty;
  • the effect of a decline in vessel valuations;
  • the Company's ability to maintain financial ratios and comply with the financial covenants required by its credit facilities as amended;
  • the Company's ability to finance its operations and raise additional capital on commercially reasonable terms or at all;
  • changes in rules and regulations applicable to the shipping industry, including legislation adopted by international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization and the European Union or by individual countries;
  • actions taken by regulatory authorities;
  • changes in trading patterns, which may significantly affect overall vessel tonnage requirements;
  • changes in the typical seasonal variations in charter rates;
  • volatility in costs, including changes in production of or demand for oil and petroleum products, crew wages, insurance, provisions, repairs and maintenance, generally or in particular regions;
  • additional material declines or continued weakness in shipping rates;
  • changes in general domestic and international political conditions;
  • changes in the condition of the Company's vessels or applicable maintenance or regulatory standards which may affect, among other things, the Company's anticipated drydocking or maintenance and repair costs;
  • increases in the cost of the Company's drydocking program or delays in its anticipated drydocking schedule;
  • China Communications Construction Company Ltd./Nantong Yahua Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd.'s ability to complete and deliver the remaining multipurpose tweendecker on the anticipated schedule and the ability of the parties to satisfy the conditions in the shipbuilding agreements;
  • the possible effects of pending and future legislation in the United States that may limit or eliminate potential U.S. tax benefits resulting from the Company's jurisdiction of incorporation;
  • Irish corporate governance and regulatory requirements which could prove different or more challenging than currently expected; and
  • other factors that are described in the "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About TBS International plc:
TBS provides worldwide shipping solutions to a diverse client base of industrial shippers through its Five Star Service: ocean transportation, projects, operations, port services, and strategic planning. The TBS shipping network operates liner, parcel and dry bulk services, supported by a fleet of multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize/ handymax bulk carriers, including specialized heavy-lift vessels and newbuild tonnage. TBS has developed its franchise around key trade routes between Latin America and China, Japan and South Korea, as well as select ports in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Visit our website at www.tbsship.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Ferdinand V. Lepere
    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    TBS International plc
    Tel. 914-961-1000
    InvestorRequest@tbsship.com

    Investor Relations / Media:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    Capital Link, Inc. New York
    Tel. 212-661-7566
    E-mail: tbs@capitallink.com