Luxembourg – August 16th, 2019
d’Amico International Shipping S.A. (Borsa Italiana:DIS) (the“Company”or“DIS”), an international marine transportation company operating in the product tanker market, announces that GLENDA International Shipping d.a.c. (GIS), a joint venture company with the Glencore Group, in which d’Amico Tankers d.a.c. (Ireland) (“d’Amico Tankers”) holds a 50% participation, signed a memorandum of agreement for the sale of MT GLENDA Megan, a 47,147 dwt MR product tanker vessel, built in 2009 by Hyundai Mipo, South Korea, for a consideration of US$ 19.0 million.
This transaction allows GLENDA International Shipping to generate around US$ 8.1 million in cash, net of commissions and the reimbursement of the Vessel’s existing loan.
As of today, DIS’ fleet comprises 49.5 double-hulled product tankers (MR, Handysizeand LR1, of which 23 owned, 17.5 chartered-in and 9 bareboat chartered-in. DIS has also 1 vessel in commercial management) with an average age of about 6.4 years for its owned and bareboat chartered-in vessels. Currently, d’Amico Tankers has also a shipbuilding contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.Ltd., for the construction of an LR1 (Long Range) product tanker expected to be delivered in Q3 2019.
Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, stated: “I am pleased to announce that GLENDA International Shipping, our 50/50 JV with the Glencore Group, will sell one of its six vessels, generating a positive net cash effect of about US$ 8.1 million for this Company. The sale of this 2009-built ship is coherent with DIS’ long-term strategy of operating a very young, and flexible fleet, which is also efficient and environmentally friendly. Following this transaction eco vessels on the water or on order represent 65% of our owned and bareboat fleet, positioning us favorably to benefit from the upcoming market recovery, driven also by the IMO 2020 effects. In addition, this transaction will strengthen our balance sheet and liquidity position.”
d’Amico International Shipping S.A. is a subsidiary of d’Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A., one of the world’s leading privately owned marine transportation companies, and operates in the product tankers sector, comprising vessels that typically carry refined petroleum products, chemical and vegetable oils. d’Amico International Shipping S.A. controls, through its controlled subsidiary namely d’Amico Tankers Limited, Dublin, either through ownership or charter arrangements,, a modern, high-tech and double-hulled fleet, ranging from 35,000 and 75,000 deadweight tons. The Company has a history and a long tradition of family enterprise and a worldwide presence with offices in key market maritime centres (London, Dublin, Monaco and Singapore). The company’s shares are listed on the Milan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “DIS”.
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