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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