TEN: Cautious Optimism on Shipping Market
The provider of seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) said that though the tanker market showed upward trajectory, management will keep a close eye on developments and refine its employment approach.The Greece-based tanker company said in a stock exchange annoucement that "As we approach the end of 2018, the signs that the worst is behind are becoming increasingly evident. Global oil demand is continuing its upward…
Tsakos Orders Tankers at Sungdong
South Korean shipyard Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (Sungdong) has won an order from Greece’s Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) for two 74,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) crude-oil carriers with an option for two more. TEN has already ordered three tankers from Sungdong. The total value of the contract for the four LR1 tankers could reach up to USD 170 million. Delivery of the firm ship is due in the first half of 2018. Tsakos’s commitment is a massive boost for Sungdong after a tough period of instability and restructuring where the yard skirted with closure.
Charters of Tsakos Tankers Extended
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) announced charter extensions with a state oil company with profit sharing provisions for four panamax tankers, with an average duration of 22 months per vessel and minimum gross revenues of $65 million. These fixtures are expected to commence between April and November of 2016 upon expiration of their existing employments and contribute, on an annualized basis, an extra $20m to the Company's bottom line. "The extension of these contracts follow our…
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited Declares Dividend
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE: TNP), announced that its Board of Directors a cash dividend of $0.44444 per share of its 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the “Series B Prefered Shares”; NYSE; TNPPRB) for the period fromthe original issuance of the Series B Preferred Shares on May 10, 2013 through July 29, 2013. The dividend will be paid on July 30, 2013 to all holders of record of Series B Preferred Shares as of July 29, 2013. TEN has 2,000,000 Series B Preferred Shares outstanding as of today.
TEN Charter Out Five Product Tankships
Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) fix 3-year charters for 5 Panamax LR1 product tankers with a major national end-user. These fixtures are expected to generate close to $80 million in gross revenues over the duration of their contracts. Inclusive of the above, the total revenue of the Company's secured fleet, excluding any profit sharing arrangements, is over $1.0 billion. "We are happy to announce this five-vessel fixture which is in line with the improving sentiment in the greater tanker sector and an extension of our strategic alliance with major end users…
Greece's TEN Charters Out One Ship, Sells Two
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) charters out ice-class aframax product tanker 'Propontiss', & sells two oldest vessels. The company announce the charter of its 2008-built 1A ice-class aframax product tanker Propontis to Northern European end-users for two years, which is expected to generate $14.5 million of revenue over its duration. In addition, the sale has been completed to third party interests of its two oldest vessels, the VLCCs La Prudencia and La Madrina, built in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
TEN Announces Charters for Ice-Class Trio
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN ) (NYSE: TNP) one of the largest independent ice-class owners in the world with 21 out of 51 vessels with ice-class capabilities has announced six-month time charters for three ice class tankers to a global energy end-user at rates that reflect currently available market premiums. "As we enter the winter months, the ice-class capabilities of our modern vessels provide a much sought after feature for quality energy companies that seek access to ice-bound ports worldwide," said Mr. George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer of TEN.
Tankship Time Charter to Generate US$20-million for Tsakos
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announce a three-year time charter extension for the 2007 built, 163,216 dwt, double hull suezmax tanker, 'Arctic'. The charter with the same South American state oil company incorporates minimum and maximum levels and a 50:50 profit split for rates in between. The minimum gross revenues from this fixture are estimated in the region of $20.0 million. "The principal of rate flexibility and profit sharing has become the cornerstone of our chartering policy and fits well with our long standing strategy of downside protection with upside potential.
TEN Execs Authorize Common Share Repurchase Program
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program on the company’s common shares allocating up to $20 million for purchases in the open market and in other transactions. The timing of any share purchases, the prices and the exact number of shares to be purchased will be dependent on market conditions. This is the fifth share repurchase program TEN’s Board has authorized since the initiation of the programs in 2005.
TEN Announces Sale of Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has announced the sale of the 1991-built Aframax tanker Vergina II to third party owners. Vergina II, sister vessel of Victory III sold earlier in 2010, will be delivered to its new owners by the end of this month and will release approximately $1.8 million in free cash after repayment of outstanding debt.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Reports Earnings Of $0.20 Per Share
Athens, Greece--May 11, 2011--Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE: TNP) (the “Company”) today reported results (unaudited) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. TEN attained net income of $9.3 million (including a $5.8 million gain on the sale of a vessel) for the first quarter of 2011 compared to $19.5 million (including $14.3 million gains on the sale of vessels) for the first quarter of 2010. Diluted EPS this first quarter were $0.20. Revenues, net of commissions…
TEN Reports 4Q Results
- Voyage revenues of $408.0 million. - Operating income of $80.7 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - Net income of $19.8 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - EPS (diluted) of $0.50 ($0.58 per share excluding impairment charge). - Average daily operating expenses per vessel decreased by 11.9% to $7,647. - Fleet utilization of 97.6%. - Sale of five tankers with a net gain of $19.7 million. - Delivery of two newbuilding aframax tankers and acquisition of four panamax product carriers with employment. - Change from twice yearly to quarterly dividends.
TEN Accepts Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announced the delivery and charter of the 105,000 dwt DNA-Aframax tanker Uraga Princess from Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Japan, the final newbuilding in a series of eight ordered in 2004. Upon delivery, the vessel entered a minimum 30-day repositioning voyage with the oil trading arm of a major financial institution.
Tsakos Delivery & Charter of Sapporo Princess
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE: TNP) announced the delivery and charter of DNA-aframax tanker Sapporo Princess from Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Japan, the penultimate newbuilding in a series of eight ordered in 2004. The vessel was placed on an up to four month time-charter to a major international oil trader. The Sapporo Princess will replace the 2003-built conventional aframax tanker Marathon which will be delivered to its new owners at the end of next week. The $6.2m capital gain from this sale will be recorded in the second quarter of this year.
Tsakos Q4 & 2009 Results
- Sale of suezmax tanker with a gain of $5.1 million vs. - Sale of suezmax tanker with a gain of $5.1 million. Income for the year ended December 31, 2009 amounted to $47.8 million (before impairment charges of $19.1 million) compared to the record net income of $202.9 million achieved in 2008. Net income in 2009 including impairment charges was $28.7 million. The decrease is attributable primarily to the lower freight market and the higher fleet exposure to the spot market for the fleet.
TEN Semi-Annual Dividend
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE:TNP) announced that its Board of Directors has declared the company’s semi-annual dividend of $0.30 per share payable April 29 2010 with a record date of April 23 2010 and an ex-dividend date of April 21 2010. “We are pleased to announce the second semi-annual dividend for fiscal 2009 of $0.30, raising the total distribution for the year to $0.60 per share. The sustainability of our dividend distributions is a testament to TEN’s fleet…
Delivery, Charter of Aframax Tanker Asahi Princess
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced the delivery and charter of DNA-aframax tanker Asahi Princess from Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Japan. The vessel was placed on a one-to-four month repositioning time-charter with a major international oil trader. Upon expiry of the charter, the vessel will be redelivered to its intended operating area, the mid-Atlantic basin. “We welcome the Asahi Princess into our fleet, the sixth DNA aframax tanker, in a series of eight that we signed with the Sumitomo yard in the summer of 2004,” said Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN.
Tsakos Energy Semi-Annual Cash Dividend
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE:TNP) announced that its Board of Directors has declared the company’s initial cash dividend for the fiscal year 2009 of $0.30 per common share, payable October 29, 2009 to stockholders of record on October 22, 2009. The ex-dividend date will be October 20, 2009. The current declaration represents the fifteenth consecutive semi-annual distribution since listing on the NYSE in the spring of 2002. TEN intends to continue to pay cash dividends representing between one-quarter and one-half of ordinary net income.
Tsakos Time Charters for Suezmax Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced a two year time-charter extension with profit sharing up to a maximum level with the same charterer, for the 2002-built double hull suezmax tanker Decathlon. TEN also announced a three-to-six month time charter for the 2006-built suezmax tanker Archangel through the initiation of a relationship with an international oil major. Prior to this new charter, the Archangel was operating in the spot market. Assuming the minimum rate…
Tsakos Energy Navigation 2-yr Time Charter
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE:TNP) announced a two year time-charter with profit sharing for the 2005-built suezmax tanker Euronike to an international oil major, an existing client of the company. The minimum revenue expected from this fixture is estimated at $15.3m with an extra $8.1m due if charterers extend employment for an additional year. Should the charterer exercise this option, the total minimum gross revenues to TEN from this charter will rise to $23.4m. Prior to this fixture, the Euronike was operating in the spot market.
Tsakos Energy Time Charter for Product Tankers
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE:TNP) announced two year time-charters with profit sharing for four 2005-built handymax MR product tankers to an international oil entity starting promptly. The minimum revenue expected from these fixtures is estimated at $32m. Prior to these fixtures, the vessels were operating in the spot market.
Tsakos Replaces Vessels with Newbuilds
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE:TNP) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with a state oil company for the sale of the 2003-built aframax tankers Marathon and Parthenon for a combined price of $78m. One vessel will be delivered to its new owner at the end of February and the other at the end of April, at the expiration of their voyage charters. The capital gains that will be generated from this sale will be booked during the respective quarters of this fiscal year. With the conclusion of this sale, TEN’s cash reserves are expected to be approximately $370m.