Stearns Lending Announces Lender Credit for Very Very First Responders

Stearns Lending Announces Lender Credit for Very Very First Responders

Current Developments

Financing Activities: In August and September 2020, we drew down $268.4 million in aggregate under purchase and leaseback agreements with i) Asia Merchants Bank Leasing (“CMBL”) for the vessels M/V Laura, M/V Idee Fixe, M/V Roberta, M/V Kaley, M/V celebrity Sirius and M/V celebrity Vega, ii) Shinken Bussan Co., Ltd. for the vessel M/V celebrity Lutas, iii) SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. when it comes to vessels M/V Mackenzie, M/V Kennadi, M/V Honey Badger, M/V Wolverine and M/V Star Antares and iv) ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. when it comes to vessels M/V Gargantua, M/V Goliath and M/V Maharaj. The quantity drawn was found in component to refinance the $191.9 million outstanding underneath the loan and lease agreements guaranteed by the above-mentioned vessels.

at the time of the date with this pr release, following the conclusion regarding the previously listed refinancings and combined with quantities used July 2020, and after deducting finance that is relevant we increased our money by about $106.5 million.

In addition, in September 2020, we received a consignment from Asia Export-Import Bank for a financial loan level of as much as $57.7 million (the “CEXIM Bank $57.7 million Facility”). The center is anticipated to be used to refinance the amounts that are outstanding a loan center and rent agreements guaranteed because of the vessels M/V Star Wave, M/V celebrity Gina 2GR, M/V celebrity Charis and M/V celebrity Suzanna. We be prepared to draw this facility down by the end of November 2020. The center will grow eight years following the drawdown and you will be guaranteed by very very first concern mortgages in the four aforementioned vessels. The center is at the mercy of conditions that are customary while the execution of definitive paperwork.

We be prepared to further strengthen our money stability with net profits after finance charges of around $6.7 million because of the finish of November 2020 aided by the finalization of i) the CEXIM Bank $57.7 million center and ii) the contract with CMBL to market and leaseback the vessel M/V Diva.

At the time of the date of this pr release, the outstanding stability underneath the $30.0 million revolving center with HSBC France (the “HSBC Working Capital Facility”) is $24.2 million, while another $5.8 million continues to be available under this center.

Hedging VLSFO-HSFO Spread at the time of the date for this pr release, we’ve hedged roughly 8,000 metric a lot of our projected fuel consumption for November and December 2020 by selling the 2020 Singapore spread between really Low-Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) – High-Sulfur Fuel Oil (HSFO) at a typical cost of $266 per ton.

Effect of and Our Proactive Measures we have identified the following adverse effects of the on our business while it is still too early to fully assess the overall impact that will have on our financial condition and operations and on the dry bulk industry in general, to date:

  • Significant decrease in market charter prices, as a consequence of the reduced demand for dry bulk commodities together with doubt pertaining to the timing of a go back to more normalized trade that is global.
  • Possible undesirable effect on asset values showing the weaker cargo areas environment and not enough liquidity within the market that is second-hand. Celebrity Bulk is completely compliant along with its monetary covenants as for the end regarding the nine months finished September 30, 2020.
  • Significant delays and increased functional expenses associated with team rotation and associated logistical complications, providing our vessels with spares or other materials, together with reduced accessibility to going to designers for overhauling or upkeep due to visit restrictions and quarantine guidelines.
  • We now have taken proactive measures so that the health and wellbeing of our crew and onshore workers while keeping effective company continuity additionally the uninterrupted solution to your clients.


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