TOP Ships takes delivery of Suezmax tanker from Hyundai Samho Shipyard
TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”), an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient "ECO" tanker vessels, reports that it has taken delivery of the 157,000 dwt newbuilding Suezmax vessel M/T Eco Bel Air, constructed at the Hyundai Samho shipyard in South Korea. The M/T Eco Bel Air is the 13th vessel added to the Company's fleet and one of the first scrubber fitted Suezmax vessels to be delivered worldwide.
Evangelos Pistiolis, the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, said: "With our second Suezmax vessel due to be delivered in approximately one month from now our current newbuilding program will have been successfully completed and by then we will have 14 vessels with an average age of two years and a tonnage of 896,000 deadweight tonnes, all placed under profitable long-term time charter agreements with triple-A charterers (namely 5 of our vessels will be employed by oil majors).”
About TOP Ships Inc.
TOP Ships Inc. is an international owner of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals. TOP Ships is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands and have been trading on NASDAQ since July 2004 under the ticker “TOPS”.