LONDON--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Senior Executives from ACM Shipping (LSE: ACMG), Braemar Shipping (LSE: BMS), Clarksons (LSE: CKN), d'Amico International (IM: DIS), Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT), Hellenic Carriers (LSE: HCL), OceanFreight (NASDAQ: OCNF), Omega Navigation (NASDAQ: ONAV), Sovcomflot (SCF) Group, Synergy Marine Ltd., Fortis Bank Nederland, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Norton Rose and Charles Stanley will present at Capital Link's annual "Invest in International Shipping" Forum in London.

For a complete detailed program, please visit Capital Link website at


Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7LS London. Registration as of 9:00 a.m.; program commences at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

The forum is organized by Capital Link, an Investor Relations and Communications firm with a strategic focus on shipping, in cooperation with the London Stock Exchange.


In cooperation with: London Stock Exchange

Global Lead Sponsor - Fortis Bank Nederland
Silver Sponsor - PricewaterhouseCoopers
Sponsors - Charles Stanley Securities, Clarksons, Goldenport Holdings Inc,
Norton Rose LLP.


Now in its second year, Capital Link's "Invest in International Shipping" Forum aims to provide investors with a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets post international economic crisis and raise the profile of shipping among the UK and wider-European investment communities.

The Forum will cover the following shipping sectors: dry bulk, tanker, container, and marine services.

The forum's target audience includes Institutional Investors, Financial Analysts & Risk Advisors, Hedge Funds, Shipping Fund Investors, Funds of Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms, Pension Funds, Senior Fund Managers and Ship owners.


The Forum will start with a presentation by Mr. Nick Langford, Head of UK & International Business Development of the London Stock Exchange to be followed by three shipping sector panels on Dry Bulk, Tankers & Containers.


--  In the first panel on "Capital Markets Access a Competitive Advantage
    for Listed Shipping Companies," senior investment bankers from Clarkson
    Investment Services and Fortis Bank Nederland, will discuss the listing
    advantages for shipping companies and what investors typically look for
--  Container Panel moderated by Nick Sjoberg, Head of Containers at
    Braemar Shipping, with the senior executives from Goldenport Holdings, Inc,
    Global Ship Lease and Synergy Management Services Ltd.
--  Tanker Panel moderated by Simpson Spencer & Young Ltd (SSY) with
    senior executives from d'Amico International Shipping, Omega Navigation
    Enterprises, Inc and Sovcomflot.
--  Dry Bulk Panel moderated by Amrit Singh, Shipping Analyst at Clarksons
    Investment Services with senior executives from Goldenport Holdings, Inc,
    Hellenic Carriers Limited and OceanFreight Inc.
--  Each panel will last 45 minutes. The panels will focus on industry
    trends rather than individual company characteristics. The Forum's
    attendees will have the opportunity to address their questions to each
    panel's participants.


In addition, there will be presentations on topics of interest such as on:

--  Availability of Bank Financing for Shipping in Today's Environment
    presented by Fortis Bank Nederland
--  Legal Developments in a Turbulent Market presented by Norton Rose LLP
--  Distressed Opportunities in Shipping presented by
--  Marine Services, Sector Overview by Charles Stanley Securities


In addition there will be company presentations by the senior management of:

--  Clarksons Investment Services (LSE: CKN)
--  Braemar Shipping Services (LSE: BMS)
--  ACM Shipping (LSE: ACMG)
--  Sovcomflot (SCF)
--  Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT)
--  Hellenic Carriers Limited (LSE: HCL)


Participants in the Forum may request to schedule one-on-one meetings with company management. For further information, please see contacts at the end of this press release.

About Capital Link

Capital Link is an Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm with strategic focus, among other areas, on shipping. Capital Link is the leading provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications and Media services to international shipping companies working with the majority of shipping companies listed on Stock Exchanges in the United States and Europe. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with offices in London and Athens.

Capital Link maintains a web based resource,, whose objective is to enhance investor knowledge and understanding of shipping and its listed companies, and to facilitate the exchange of information among listed companies, industry participants and investors. The site provides information on the major shipping and stock market indices, as well as on all shipping stocks. It also features industry reports from major industry participants, interviews with CEOs, analysts and other market participants and a Calendar of the Quarterly Earnings Releases and Conference Calls of listed companies.

In addition, Capital Link organizes a series of annual investment conferences on shipping in New York, London and Athens, as well as a series on Webinars and Virtual Forums featuring discussions among analysts, company CEOs and industry participants.

The Maritime Stock Indices by Capital Link mark a new milestone in the strategic development of the firm. It is a new initiative of Capital Link in an effort to improve the information flow about shipping to investors and to enhance the profile of shipping in the global investment community. These indices address a market need and have gained a following within the investment and shipping community.

You can access the data for the indices centrally from our website at or or from Bloomberg at page "CPLI." They will soon be available through Reuters terminals as well.

For more information and to register, please go to

Contact Information: For further information, please contact: Capital Link Nicolas Bornozis/Vincent Tricoli - New York +1 212 661 7566 Annie Evangeli - London + 44 (0) 20 3206 1322 E-mail: