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August 02, 2012 8:30 am ET
Robert Gerald Buchanan - Principal Executive Officer and President
John C. Wobensmith - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
Thomas E. Reinckens - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Peter C. Georgiopoulos - Chairman
Douglas J. Mavrinac - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Justin B. Yagerman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Presentation. Before we begin, please note that there will be a slide presentation accompanying today's conference call. That presentation can be obtained from Genco's website at www.gencoshipping.com.
To inform everyone, today's conference is being recorded and is now being webcast at the company's website, www.gencoshipping.com. We will conduct a question-and-answer session after the opening remarks. Instructions will follow at that time. A replay of the conference will be accessible at anytime during the next 2 weeks by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820, and entering the passcode, 7066040.
At this time, I will turn the conference over to the company. Please go ahead.
Good morning, before we begin our presentation, I note that in this conference call, we will be making certain forward-looking statements pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements use words such as anticipate, budget, estimate, expect, project, intend, plan, believe, and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with the discussion of potential future events, circumstances of future operating or financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and observations. For a discussion of factors that could cause results to differ, please see the company's press release that was issued yesterday, the materials relating to this call posted on the company's website, and the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the company's subsequent reports filed with the SEC.