NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- Christopher Georgakis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM), appeared recently on Bloomberg TV and was interviewed on the program "Bloomberg Live."

The segment can be viewed on the Excel Maritime Corporate website at the Investor Relations section under "Media Interviews" and will be archived there for a period of one month.

It can also be accessed directly by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it on your computer's browser.

About Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd

The Company is an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. The company's current fleet consists of 17 vessels (ten Panamax and seven Handymax vessels) with a total carrying capacity of 1,004,930 dwt. The Company was incorporated in 1988 and its common stock had been listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) since 1998. As of September 15, 2005 Excel Maritime is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol EXM. For more information about the Company, please go to our corporate website

Contact Information: For further information please contact: Investor Relations and Financial Media: Nicolas Bornozis President Capital Link, Inc. New York Tel. 212-661-7566 E-Mail: