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Capital Link Launches a Series of Stockmarket Maritime Indices

Capital Link Launches a Series of Stockmarket Maritime Indices 
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/29/09 --  Capital Link, Inc., a
New York based Investor Relations and Advisory firm with a strategic
focus on shipping, announced the launching of a series of stockmarket
Maritime Indices. 
The Indices track the performance of the stocks of listed shipping
companies as follows: 



Capital Link Maritime                           Focus
     Indices
                           Main Index
Capital Link Maritime Index      Includes all US listed shipping companies
                         Sector Indices
Capital Link Dry Bulk Index      Includes all US listed Dry Bulk companies
Capital Link Tanker Index        Includes all US listed Tanker companies
Capital Link Container Index     Includes all US listed container shipping
                                  companies
Capital Link LNG / LPG Index     Includes all US listed LNG / LPG companies
Capital Link Mixed Fleet Index   Includes all US listed companies operating
                                  in more than one sector
Capital Link Maritime MLP Index  Includes all US listed shipping MPLs


Nicolas Bornozis, President of Capital Link, stated: "The objective
of these indices is to enable investors, as well as all shipping
market participants, to better track the performance of individual
listed shipping stocks, as well as of the shipping industry and
specific sectors. The Indices currently focus only on companies
listed on US Exchanges, as the United States is by far the largest
and most liquid market for listed shipping companies with a large and
established peer group and with a well developed analyst and investor
base." 
Index Methodology: 
The indices are calculated daily and are based on the market
capitalization weighting of the stocks in each index. 
All US listed companies are included in the main index, the Capital
Link Maritime Index. Besides the main index (Capital Link Maritime
Index), a company may be also included in additional indices, the
sector index, where it primarily operates, and the mixed fleet index
or the MLP Index, if and as long as it qualifies for such inclusion. 
Companies that operate sixty or more percent of their total fleet in
a single sector are also included in that sector index. Companies that
operate a minimum of one third of their total fleet in other sectors
are also included in the mixed fleet index. 
Companies that have been delisted are included in the Indices for the
period they were listed. Also, SPACs that became Operating Companies
are included in the indices as of the date they were listed as
Operating Companies. 
In terms of historical data, the indices go back to January 1, 2005,
thereby providing investors with significant historical performance. 
The index values are updated daily after the closing of the market
and can be accessed at www.CapitalLinkShipping.com, Capital Link's
web based resource linking listed companies, investors and shipping
market participants or at or www.MaritimeIndices.com 
The Indices can also be accessed through the Bloomberg page "CPLI"
and/or with their tickers as follows: 



CL Maritime Index - CPLMMARI
CL Dry Bulk Index - CPLMDRYB
CL Tanker Index - CPLMTANK
CL Container Index - CPLMCONT
CL LNG / LPG Index - CPLMLNPG
CL Mixed Fleet Index - CPLMMIXD
CL Maritime MLP Index - CPLMMLPI


Capital Link Maritime Index: 
The Capital Link Maritime Index includes all US listed shipping
companies, as follows: 
Aegean Marine Petroleum (NYSE: ANW), Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:
ALEX), Aries Maritime Transport Ltd. (NASDAQ: RAMS), Arlington Tankers
(Delisted: ATB), B & H Ocean Carrier (NYSE Amex: BHO), Britannia Bulk
(Delisted: DWT), Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), Danaos
Corp. (NYSE: DAC), Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX), DHT Maritime (NYSE:
DHT), DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS), Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:
EGLE), Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
(NYSE: EXM), Freeseas Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE), Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:
FRO), Genco Shipping (NYSE: GNK), General Maritime (NYSE: GMR),
Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL), Golar LNG (NASDAQ: GLNG), Horizon
Lines Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), Knightsbridge Tankers, Ltd. (NASDAQ: VLCCF),
MC Shipping (Delisted: MCX), Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM),
Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), Nordic American (NYSE: NAT),
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), Omega Navigation (NASDAQ: ONAV),
OSG America L.P. (NYSE: OSP), Overseas Shipholding Group (NYSE: OSG),
Paragon Shipping (NASDAQ: PRGN), Quintana Maritime (Delisted: QMAR),
Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB), Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP),
Seaspan Corp. (NYSE: SSW), Ship Finance Intl. (NYSE: SFL), Star Bulk
Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS), TBS
International Ltd. (NASDAQ: TBSI), Teekay LNG (NYSE: TGP), Teekay
Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO), Teekay Shipping (NYSE: TK), Teekay
Tankers (NYSE: TNK), Top Ships (NASDAQ: TOPS), Torm A/S (NASDAQ:
TRMD), Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP) 
Capital Link Dry Bulk Index 
The Capital Link Dry Bulk Index is comprised of the following US
listed dry bulk companies: 
Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX), DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS), Eagle Bulk
Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE), Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE: EXM),
Freeseas Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE), Genco Shipping (NYSE: GNK), Navios
Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM), Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM),
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), Paragon Shipping (NASDAQ: PRGN),
Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB), Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP),
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), and TBS International Ltd
(NASDAQ: TBSI) 
Capital Link Tanker Index 
The Capital Link Tanker Index is comprised of the following U.S.
listed tanker companies: 
Aegean Marine Petroleum (NYSE: ANW), Aries Maritime Transport Ltd.
(NASDAQ: RAMS), B & H Ocean Carrier (NYSE Amex: BHO), Capital Product
Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), DHT Maritime (NYSE: DHT), Frontline Ltd
(NYSE: FRO), General Maritime (NYSE: GMR), Knightsbridge Tankers,
Ltd. (NASDAQ: VLCCF), Nordic American (NYSE: NAT), Omega Navigation
(NASDAQ: ONAV), OSG America LP (NYSE: OSP) , Overseas Shipholding
Group (NYSE: OSG), Ship Finance Intl. (NYSE: SFL), Teekay Offshore
Partners (NYSE: TOO), Teekay Shipping (NYSE: TK), Teekay Tankers
(NYSE: TNK), Top Ships (NASDAQ: TOPS), Torm A/S (NASDAQ: TRMD),  and
Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP). 
Capital Link Container Index 
The Capital Link Container Index is comprised of the following US
listed container companies: 
Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX), Danaos Corp. (NYSE: DAC), Euroseas
Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL), Horizon Lines Inc.
(NYSE: HRZ) and Seaspan Corp. (NYSE: SSW). 
Capital Link LNG / LPG Index 
The Capital Link LNG / LPG Index is comprised of the following U.S.
listed container companies: 
Golar LNG (NASDAQ: GLNG), StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) and Teekay
LNG (NYSE: TGP). 
Capital Link Mixed Fleet Index 
The Capital Link Mixed Fleet Index is comprised of the following U.S.
listed companies: 
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), Aries Maritime Transport Ltd. (NASDAQ:
RAMS), B & H Ocean Carrier (NYSE Amex: BHO), OceanFreight Inc.
(NASDAQ: OCNF), Ship Finance Intl. (NYSE: SFL) and Top Ships (NASDAQ:
TOPS). 
Capital Link Maritime MLP Index 
The Capital Link Maritime MLP Index is comprised of the following
U.S. listed companies: 
Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), Navios Maritime Partners
(NYSE: NMM), OSG America LP (NYSE: OSP), Teekay LNG (NYSE: TGP) and
Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO). 
To view full press release please click on the link below
http://www.capitallink.com/press/CLMaritimeIndexPR062209.pdf 
About Capital Link 
Capital Link is an Investor Relations and Financial Communications
firm with strategic focus, among other areas, on shipping. Capital
Link is the leading provider of Investor Relations and Financial
Communications and Media services to international shipping companies
working with the majority of shipping companies listed on Stock
Exchanges in the United States and Europe. Capital Link's
headquarters are in New York with offices in London and Athens. 
Capital Link maintains a web based resource,
www.CapitalLinkShipping.com, whose objective is to enhance investor
knowledge and understanding of shipping and its listed companies, and
to facilitate the exchange of information among listed companies,
industry participants and investors. The site provides information on
the major shipping and stock market indices, as well as on all
shipping stocks. It also features industry reports from major
industry participants, interviews with CEOs, analysts and other
market participants and a Calendar of the Quarterly Earnings Releases
and Conference Calls of listed companies. 
In addition, Capital Link organizes a series of annual investment
conferences on shipping in New York, London and Athens, as well as a
series on Webinars and Virtual Forums featuring discussions among
analysts, company CEOs and industry participants. 
For more information on the Capital Link Maritime Indices, please contact: 
Nicolas Bornozis
President
Capital Link, Inc.
230 Park Avenue - Suite 1536
New York, N.Y. 10169
Tel. (212) 661-7566
E-mail: shipping@capitallink.com
 
 
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