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Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE)
Fleet Renewal Program Twists Toward Growth
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is a US-based drybulk owner-operator focused on the Supramax/Ultramax mid-size asset class, which ranges from 50,000 and 65,000 deadweight tons in size; these vessels are equipped with onboard cranes allowing for the self-loading and unloading of cargoes, a feature which distinguishes them from the larger classes of drybulk vessels and provides for greatly enhanced flexibility and versatility- both with respect to cargo diversity and port accessibility. The Company transports a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes around the world, including coal, grain, ore, pet coke, cement, and fertilizer. Eagle operates out of three offices, Stamford (headquarters), Singapore, and Hamburg, and performs all aspects of vessel management in-house including: commercial, operational, technical, and strategic.
Poe Fratt, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Fleet renewal program takes a twist. Three 2011-built Supramaxes will be acquired for ~$30 million. This move represents a shift to growth after the sales of five older Supramaxes (average age of 18 years) since mid-2020. There is a neutral impact on the age profile and fuel consumption. The pro forma fleet will total 52 vessels with an average age below nine years.
Thesis intact. While the past two years were negatively impacted by extreme factors, the supply/demand fundamentals appear favorable and the year has started on a better-than-expected note. The order book and supply growth remain historically low due to rate volatility, regulatory uncertainty and declining capital availability, while demand should rebound on the back of global stimulus packages and ...
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