Gram Car Carriers executes vessel swap and signs five-year TC contract for Viking Emerald

Oslo, 29 March 2022: Gram Car Carriers ASA (“GCC”) is pleased to announce that the company has signed a five-year time charter contract for the MV Viking Emerald (4,200 CEU) with a leading Asian operator. The contract commences in May 2022 at a time charter rate of USD 28,000 per day, providing a total contract value of approximately USD 51 million over the five-year period. 

Viking Emerald was originally contracted to another major Asian operator on a two-year time charter from May 2022. GCC has agreed to swap the Viking Emerald with the Viking Coral (4,200 CEU), which is coming off its charter in the same period to cover the two-year contract.  

Georg A. Whist, the CEO of GCC, commented: “This contract underlines the improving market fundamentals and how GCC is ideally positioned to capture this strengthening market. The charter represents a new level of day-rate and duration for this type of vessels, increasing our long-term earnings visibility and ability to provide direct shareholder returns through attractive dividends." 

GCC has 20% and 65% revenue days open for 2022 and 2023, respectively, following this latest contract. 

For further information, please contact: 

CEO Georg A. Whist 
Telephone: +47 41 60 16 81 

CFO Gunnar S. Koløen 
Telephone: +65 9176 6661 

About Gram Car Carriers: 
GCC is the world's third-largest tonnage provider within the Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTCs) segment with 18 vessels, across the Distribution, Mid-size and Panamax segments. The Company serves as a trusted provider of high-quality vessels and logistics solutions ensuring safe, efficient and punctual shipment of vehicles for a network of clients comprising of major global and regional PCTC operators. 

This information is considered to be inside information pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This stock exchange release was published by Mas Gram, Head of Projects at Gram Car Carriers, on 29 March 2022 at 21.36 CET.