Friday, December 9, 2022
Dear Shareholders and Investors,
Below are the 5 most recent contracts for our suezmax ships, showing the level of the market. All numbers are approximations.
Vessel fixed to a major oil trader for a voyage from West Africa to the US East Coast. Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) of above $70,000/day over more than 40 days.
Vessel fixed to a Far East energy company for a voyage from Arabian Gulf to the Far East. The TCE is above USD 70,000/day over more than 30 days.
Vessel fixed to an international oil major for a voyage from South America to UK/Continent. TCE above USD 80,000/day over more than 40 days.
Vessel fixed to an international oil major for a voyage from US Gulf to UK/Continent. TCE above USD 70,000/day over more than 45 days.
Vessel fixed to a Far East major oil company for a voyage from the Arabian Gulf to the Singapore area. TCE is above USD 50,000/day over more than 30 days.
The numbers above give a picture of the current market level.
The operating costs for our ships are about USD 8,000 per day.
For contacts, please see at the end of this communication.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Nordic American Tankers Limited
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Bjørn Giæver, CFO
Nordic American Tankers Ltd
Tel: +1 888 755 8391
Alexander Kihle, Finance Manager
Nordic American Tankers Ltd
Tel: +47 91 724 171