Costamare Signs Contracts for Five Charter-Backed Newbuild Containerships and Two Secondhand

Greek ship owning company Costamare Inc has signed shipbuilding contracts for five charter-backed containerships at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbulding in China. Each vessel will be approximately 12,690 TEU capacity. Delivery is scheduled from the second quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of 2021, at which point the vessels will commence ten-year time charter contacts with … [Read more...]

Costamare Reveals Orders for Nine Newbuild Containerships

Athens-based container shipper Costamare Inc., reported positive results on Monday for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, while also revealing orders for nine newbuild containerships to be delivered starting from the end of 2015. In their latest report, Costamare reported a net income of $26.9 million and $103.1 million for the three months and the year … [Read more...]

Costamare Enters $500 Million Joint Venture to Expand Fleet of Boxships

Athens-based containership owner/charterer, Costamare Inc. (NYSE:CMRE) announced today a new joint venture with investment advisor firm, York Capital Management Global Advisors to invest up to a half-billion dollars in the acquisition of container vessels. Gregory Zikos, Costamare's Chief Financial Officer commented on the new agreement: “The structure of the … [Read more...]

Costamare Purchases Containership, Announces New Charter Agreements with Evergreen

Athens-based containership owner/operator, Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) announced today that it has purchased the 15 year-old, 2,458 TEU container vessel Messini (ex. Pembroke) for $6.8 million, and that they will charter the vessel with Evergreen for a period of approximately 18 months at a daily rate of $8,100. In addition, Costamare has also agreed to charter the … [Read more...]

Costamare Mulling Ship Purchases as Competitors Struggle

(Bloomberg) -- Costamare Inc., the Greek owner of 46 chartered container ships, is looking to acquire more vessels as asset values in the shipping industry fall, even as many rivals struggle to make profit amid low prices to carry freight. “We make sure that everywhere the markets go, we are well- capitalized and that we can make acquisitions and investments if … [Read more...]