NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (Nasdaq:EGLE) today announced that it has taken delivery of the Ibis Bulker, a 58,000 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The vessel has entered into a three year time charter at a base rate of $17,650 per day. The charter also includes a 50% profit sharing on rates above $20,000 per day. In aggregate, the Ibis will contribute approximately $19 million in minimum contracted revenue.

About Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a leading global owner of Supramax dry bulk vessels, which are dry bulk vessels that range in size from 50,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, or dwt, and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes.
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