Navios Maritime Partners LP was formed on August 7, 2007 under the laws of Marshall Islands by Navios Holdings. Navios GP L.L.C. (the General Partner). It completed its initial public offering on November 16, 2007. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation services of a range of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer, chartering its vessels under medium to long term charters. It is an international owner and operator of drybulk carriers newly formed by Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. a vertically integrated seaborne shipping company with over 60 years of operating history in the drybulk shipping industry. The Company's vessels are chartered out under long-term time charters with an average remaining term of approximately 3 years to a group of counterparties, including Cosco Bulk Carrier Co. Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Exelon Corporation (formerly Constellation Energy Group), Rio Tinto and Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. The Company's fleet consists of 14 Panamax vessels, eight Capesize vessels, three Ultra-Handymax vessels and five Post-Panamax container vessels. Panamax vessels are flexible vessels capable of carrying a range of drybulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer and of being accommodated in discharge ports, while Capesize vessels are mainly dedicated to the carriage of iron ore and coal. Ultra-Handymax vessels are similar to Panamax vessels although with less carrying capacity and generally have self loading and discharging gear on board to accommodate undeveloped ports. It might from time to time purchase additional vessels, including vessels from Navios Holdings. The drybulk shipping industry is competitive. Government regulation significantly affects the ownership and operation of vessels. The Company is subject to various laws, regulations and conventions, including environmental and safety laws that could require expenditures both to maintain compliance with such laws and to pay for any uninsured environmental liabilities including any resulting from a spill or other environmental incident.
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