EMGS has signed an extended charter agreement for the vessel EM Leader with Seatrans (owner of the vessel) at new and improved commercial terms. The previous agreement was up for renewal.
“We are very pleased with this new agreement. It maintains our flexibility to reduce our vessel costs by approximately 25% if needed, and at the same time, it secures our revenue capacity for four vessels. This is in line with our strategy to retain a flexible business model,” says Roar Bekker, CEO of EMGS.
EMGS will charter the vessel for two years and has 2 x 1 year options for extension. The agreement includes different rates for when the vessel is in operation, idle or laid up. The new operational rate represent a significant saving compared to the previous.The agreement provides EMGS with increased operational flexibility and improved commercial terms, which already will benefit the Company when the vessel commences the newly announced contract in Uruguay on 15 December 2014.
Roar Bekker, EMGS chief executive officer, +47 911 41 149
Svein Knudsen, EMGS chief financial officer, +47 911 41 149
Charlotte Knudsen, EMGS head of investor relations, +47 975 61 959