HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - TBS International Limited (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today members of its management team will be presenting at the Jefferies 5th Annual Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Services Conference on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 9:30 am EDT in New York City and at the Bank of America 38th Annual Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm PDT in San Francisco.

A PDF version of both slide presentations will be available in the Investor Relations section of TBS International Limited website at www.tbsship.com following the conferences.

About TBS International Limited

TBS is an ocean transportation services company that offers worldwide shipping solutions through liner, parcel and bulk services, and vessel chartering. TBS has developed its business around key trade routes between Latin America and China, Japan and South Korea, as well as select ports in North America, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. TBS adds value by offering its customers the TBS "5 Star Service": ocean transportation, operations, project logistics, port services and strategic planning.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are hereby cautioned that these statements may be affected by certain factors, among others, set forth below and in TBS's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and consequently, actual operations and results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements is the ability of the buyer and seller of the vessel to satisfy customary conditions to our obligation to purchase the vessel. Other factors that could affect TBS's operations and results are discussed in TBS's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. TBS undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Contact Information: For more information, please contact: Ferdinand V. Lepere Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer TBS International Limited Tel. 914-961-1000 E-mail: InvestorRequest@tbsship.com Investor Relations / Media: Nicolas Bornozis Capital Link, Inc. New York Tel. 212-661-7566 E-mail: nbornozis@capitallink.com