We are GoodBulk Ltd., a leading international owner and operator of dry bulk vessels, and one of the world’s largest owners of Capesize vessels. Founded in October 2016, for the purpose of owning high-quality secondhand dry bulk vessels between 50,000 and 210,000 dwt, we offer investors anefficient company to access the dry bulk market. We were formed at a historically low point in the shipping cycle, which our management and Board of Directors believe represents an opportunity to expand our fleet and business with a low cost asset base. Starting with only one vessel on the water in January 2017, through our actively managed fleet strategy and opportunistic acquisitions at attractive valuations, we have successfully grown our fleet to 25 dry bulk vessels as of the date of this prospectus. This includes 22 Capesize, 1 Panamax, and 2 Supramax vessels, which have an average age of 9 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of 4.1 million dwt. We have entered into a Heads of Terms Agreement (the “Terms Agreement”) whereby, if this offering is consummated by July 15, 2018, we have agreed to acquire up to five secondhand Capesize drybulk vessels (the “Acquisition Vessels”) for up to an aggregate purchase price of $178.75 million in cash and share-based consideration. The Acquisition Vessels have an aggregate carrying capacity of 898,687 dwt with expected delivery by the end of September 2018. Including all five of the Acquisition Vessels, our combined fleet would total 30 dry bulk vessels with an average age of 8.8 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of 5.0 million dwt.
Our vessels transport a broad range of major and minor bulk commodities, including ores, coal, and grains, across global shipping routes. Our chartering policy is to employ our vessels primarily in the spot market depending on prevailing industry dynamics. Currently we deploy our vessels on the spot market and in pools, which also includes Revenue Sharing Agreements (“RSAs”), managed by our commercial, operational, and technical managers, C Transport Holding Ltd. and its subsidiary C Transport Maritime S.A.M. (collectively defined as “CTM,” or our “Manager”). We believe this policy allows us to obtain attractive charter hire rates for our vessels, while also affording us flexibility to take advantage of a rising charter rate environment. Being in a pool can improve an owner’s income stream by providing access to global trade through sharing earnings brought in by the other pool members’ trading in a myriad of routes (a wider range of routes than those that make up the Baltic Indices), rather than just depending on the single route that standalone operations can achieve. Through these pools, we have access to long standing industry experience and contacts with major operators and charterers, economies of scale with respect to cost reductions, superior market intelligence and information as well as improved utilization rates that come from being part of a larger fleet.
We maintain a strong relationship with CTM, which we believe has allowed us to become one of the most cost-efficient public dry bulk operators. We believe CTM has an excellent track record in supplying leading dry bulk management services at very competitive rates. ---
GoodBulk Ltd. was incorporated pursuant to the laws of Bermuda on October 20, 2016.
Our principal executive offices are located at c/o C Transport Maritime S.A.M., 7 Rue du Gabian, Gildo Pastor Center, Monaco, 98000. Our telephone number at this address is +377 97 98 59 87. Our principal website is www.goodbulk.com.
We maintain a registered office in Bermuda at Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton HM11, Bermuda. The telephone number of our registered office is +1 441 295 1422.More