ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on July 6, 2010, it took delivery of one more newly built containership, the Hanjin Santos, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 47 containerships aggregating 203,529 TEU.

The Hanjin Santos, built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. has a carrying capacity of 3,400 TEU, is 222.5 meters long, 32.2 meters wide and has a speed of 23 knots. The Hanjin Santos has commenced its 10-year time charter at a fixed charter rate immediately upon delivery.

About Danaos Corporation

Danaos Corporation is an international owner of containerships, chartering its vessels to many of the world's largest liner companies. Our current fleet of 47 containerships aggregating 203,529 TEUs ranks Danaos among the largest containership charter owners in the world based on total TEU capacity. Danaos is one of the largest US listed containership companies based on fleet size. Furthermore, the company has a contracted fleet of 18 additional containerships aggregating 159,150 TEU with scheduled deliveries up to 2012. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DAC".

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Dimitri J. Andritsoyiannis
Chief Financial Officer
Danaos Corporation
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 419 6481
E-Mail: cfo@danaos.com

Iraklis Prokopakis
Chief Operating Officer
Danaos Corporation
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 419 6400
E-Mail: coo@danaos.com

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