Concordia Maritime has entered into binding agreements with lending banks regarding new loan terms and conditions for eight of the company’s ten P-MAX vessels, says a press release published on their website.
About the announcement
Concordia, a Stena subsidiary, revealed over the summer that its liquidity had been substantially reduced putting it at risk of breaching covenants in its loan agreements. Stena Bulk stepped up to take many Concordia tankers on long-term charters.
The new agreements, announced today, have lower repayment rates and new covenant levels. Concordia intends shortly to enter into binding agreements with corresponding loan terms with the lender for the company’s remaining two P-MAX vessels.
Improving company financially
“It is pleasing to have our new agreement finally in place. It has been a complex process with many parties involved – but we now have a financing solution for the next three and a quarter years. The new agreement and the chartering out of the P-MAX vessels are important jigsaw puzzle pieces in our efforts to improve the company’s financial position. With these pieces in place, we now look forward to moving into the next phase,” said Concordia’s CEO Kim Ullman.
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