FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM) has entered into a two-year time charter agreement with a prominent US domestic oil company for the FSL Hong Kong, a 115,000 dwt crude oil tanker built in 2007.
The new employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$16.8 million of revenue over the next 24 months. This represents an increase of 47% on the time charter rate at which the FSL Shanghai was contracted for one year in June 2014. The increased rate reflects further recent improvement in the crude oil tanker charter market.
Alan Hatton, CEO of FSL Trust Management commented: "We are very pleased to announce that we have extended our commercial relationship with this prominent US domestic oil company. This demonstrates that the Trust will enter into longer-term contracts with strong counterparties, providing stable cash flows, when the right market opportunities arise.”