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.
Marius Halvorsen has joined Arendals Dampskibsselskab AS (“ADS”) as Chief Commercial Officer. ADS is the manager of ADS Crude Carriers Plc, and in addition has investments in shuttle tankers and dry bulk carriers. Prior to joining ADS Marius worked as CEO of Fearnley Securities in Oslo, previous to which he spent 15 years working in New York, predominantly in top management positions in finance and investment banking.
Today is the last day of trading for which shares in ADS Crude Carriers Plc include the right to receive the forthcoming dividend in relation to Q1 2020 earnings, previously announced on 28 May 2020. The shares will be traded ex-dividend of the NOK equivalent of USD 0.30 per share (NOK 2.86 per share) as from tomorrow.
ADS Crude Carriers Plc (“ADS Crude Carriers” or the “Company”) announces the release of its first quarter 2020 report.