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Listed on Euronext and the NYSE, Euronav is the world’s largest owner of crude carriers in terms of carrying capacity. The company’s owned and operated fleet consisted of 2 ULCCs, 43 VLCCs, 26 suezmaxes (one under construction), 2 LR1s and 2 FSO vessels (both owned in 50%-50% joint venture) as of late August.
Most of the VLCCs are operated in the Tanker International pool. Its fleet management is mainly carried out by three wholly owned subsidiaries.
Euronav reported better-than-expected results for the second quarter, boosted by its merger with Gener8 Maritime despite weak vessel earnings.
The company booked net losses of $12.5m, including a gain of $36.3m recorded from the purchase of Gener8, compared with the $24.2m losses during the second quarter of 2017.
Not yet fully reflecting the merger, revenues fell to $104.6m from the year-ago level of $126.4m amid dismal spot tanker markets.
According to Euronav, its VLCC fleet trading in the Tankers International pool achieved daily earnings of $16,751 in April-June, down from $28,351 in the year-ago period. Daily earnings of its suezmaxes in the pool fell to $12,883 from $17,341.
However, the market has since recovered slightly. For the third quarter, Euronav’s spot VLCC fleet had earned $20,000 per day with 61% of the available days booked as of early August. Its spot suezmax fleet had earned $14,700 per day on average with 60% of the available days fixed.
Euronav declared a dividend of $0.06 per share for the first half of this year, in line with its policy of a minimum fixed payout.
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