In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include future operating or financial results; pending or recent acquisitions, business strategy and expected capital spending or operating expenses, including dry docking and insurance costs; general market conditions and trends, including charter rates, vessel values, and factors affecting vessel supply and demand; our ability to obtain additional financing; our financial condition and liquidity, including our ability to obtain financing in the future to fund capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate activities; our expectations about the availability of vessels to purchase, the time that it may take to construct new vessels, or vessels' useful lives; our dependence upon the abilities and efforts of our management team; changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities; adverse weather conditions that can affect production of the goods we transport and navigability of the river system; the highly competitive nature of the oceangoing transportation industry; the loss of one or more key customers; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and devaluations; potential liability from future litigation; and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.


1 Adjusted consolidated EBITDA, adjusted segment EBITDA, adjusted net loss and adjusted loss per share are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the "Supplemental Information" section of this release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP).

The following table shows our unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2010 and our audited consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2009: