Navios Maritime Holdings Inc is a corporation incorporated under the Marshall Islands Business Corporations Act and the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on November 19, 2002. It is a seaborne shipping and logistics company, focused on the transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal and grain. The Company operates in two segments; Drybulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Drybulk Vessel Operations business consists of the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and FFAs. The Logistics Business segment consists of Navios Holdings' port terminal business, barge business and cabotage business in the Hidrovia region of South America. The Company has had an in-house ship management expertise that has worked with producers of raw materials, agricultural traders and exporters, industrial end-users, ship owners, and charterers. The Company's current core fleet (excluding the Navios Logistics fleet), the average age of which is approximately 7.2 years, consists of a total of 66 vessels, aggregating approximately 6.3 million dwt. Navios Holdings owns 11 Capesize vessels (169,000-181,000 dwt), 14 modern Ultra Handymax vessels (50,000-61,000 dwt), 16 Panamax vessels (70,000-84,000 dwt) and one Handysize vessel. It also time charters-in and operates a fleet of six Ultra Handymax, one Handysize, 11 Panamax, and six Capesize vessels under long-term time charters, 17 of which are currently in operation, with the remaining seven newbuilding charter-in vessels scheduled for delivery on various dates. The Company also offers commercial and technical management services to Navios Partners' and Navios Acquisition's fleets. Navios Partners' fleet is comprised of 14 Panamax vessels, eight Capesize vessels, three Ultra-Handymax vessels and five Container vessels. The Company faces competition in its barge and cabotage businesses with transportation of oil and refined petroleum products from other independent ship owners and from vessel operators. Its competitors include Ultrapetrol Bahamas Ltd. and Fluviomar.
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