The Greek based and NASDAQ-listed tanker owner Performance Shipping Inc., with Andreas Michalopoulos as its CEO and Aliki Paliou as chairman of the board of director’s, has announced, that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd., (the “Charterer”) for the 2010-built, 105,304 deadweight, LR2 Aframax oil product tanker named the M/T P. Aliki.
The company states, that the gross charter rate will be based on a fixed floor rate of US$45,000 per day for a period of minimum four months to a maximum of five and a half months at the option of the Charterer, plus a 50/50 profit share provision above the floor rate. The charter commenced on June 26, 2023 and is expected to generate approximately a minimum of US$5.5 million to a maximum of US$7.5 million in gross revenue depending on the duration of the charter, excluding any additional income that may be earned from the above mentioned profit share provision.
Andreas Michalopoulos, the Chief Executive Officer of Performance Shipping, said to this fixture that “Following the recent announcement of our record financial results and net income of $15.7 million during the 2023 first quarter, we are pleased to announce the new time charter contract for our LR2 Aframax tanker, M/T P. Aliki. This contract commenced immediately after the expiration of the previous charter agreement with Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd at a gross daily charter rate of $45,000.”
At the same time he also mentioned, that “With a fixed floor daily rate of $45,000, this new contract boosts our fleet-wide revenue backlog to approximately $54 million, based on the minimum duration of each charter. In addition, it provides the opportunity to further enhance our current profitability by capitalizing on the robust Aframax spot charter rates, thanks to our partnership with the Charterer and the 50% share of the vessel’s earnings above the floor. With a term of 4 to 5.5 months, the M/T P. Aliki will be strategically positioned for new employment during the seasonally strong fall period. This contract reflects our solid relationships with reputable and creditworthy counterparties, such as ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd., which currently employs three of our tankers.”