ADS Crude Carriers Plc was established during 2018 with our aim to become a preferred provider of competitive tanker vessel services to quality charterers by offering a fleet with high technical standards, compliant with new environmental regulations and with a strong market presence. The Company’s business is to own, charter and operate tanker vessels, and we intend to return all surplus cash we generate to shareholders by way of a quarterly dividend.
The Company’s fleet currently consists of three Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs). Our vessels were all built at a first class Japanese yard and are “sister vessels,” enabling high operating efficiency. The vessels were purchased at the bottom of the cycle to enable a low entry point and reduce downside risk to the Company’s investment and further acquisitions will be considered in the event they are accretive for existing shareholders.
At ADS Crude Carriers, we believe that new maritime regulations – in particular the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations – will have a significant impact on the maritime industry and will favor the companies that are equipped to meet these regulations.
Our focus is on tanker vessels that comply with new environmental regulations, with installation of scrubbers as a key feature.
ADS Crude Carriers is managed by well-established shipping investor and manager Arendals Dampskibsselskab AS, while the vessels are commercially managed by world leading tanker owner and operator Frontline Ltd. The vessels are under technical management of OSM Maritime Group.
We established ADS Crude Carriers Plc in mid-2018 during a low point in the tanker market and 2019 is thus our first full year of operation.
The Board of Directors of ADS Crude Carriers Plc (“ADS” or the “Company”) has approved the 2019 audited Annual Report. There were no changes to the consolidated annual financial statements compared to those presented in the Company’s unaudited fourth quarter and preliminary full year 2019 interim report published on 27 February 2020.
ADS Crude Carriers Plc (“ADS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a time charter agreement for ADS Page at a day rate of USD 69,000 with a duration expected to be around six-months (the “TC”). The TC will commence following completion of...