ATHENS, Greece, June 26, 2012 – Box Ships Inc., (NYSE: TEU), or the Company, a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, announced that on June 25, 2012 it took delivery of its eighth vessel, the OOCL Hong Kong, a 5,344 TEU Post-Panamax containership built in 1995 at the Samsung shipyard in Korea. The vessel is chartered to Orient Overseas Container Lines Ltd. (“OOCL”) for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus thirty days (30) at a net daily rate of US$26,465. The Company has agreed to acquire one additional 5,344 TEU Post-Panamax containership built in 1996, the OOCL China, which is expected to be delivered on or prior to July 14, 2012 and will also be chartered to OOCL for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus thirty days (30) at a net daily rate of US$26,465.
About Box Ships Inc.
Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company’s current fleet consists of eight containerships with a total carrying capacity of 38,581 TEU and a TEU weighted average age of 6.2 years. After the delivery of the second acquired vessel, the Company will have a fleet of nine vessels with a total carrying capacity of 43,925 TEU and a TEU-weighted average age of 7.4 years. The Company’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TEU.”
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In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for container shipping capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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