Tim Plaehn
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Fate Of Navios Maritime Partners' Big Dividend To Be Decided In Next 9 Months

In an industry and market segment that almost collapsed entirely five years ago, the Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE:NMM) business model has allowed the company to continue to pay investors a large and growing - slowly - dividend. However, a significant portion of the Navios Partners fleet comes off lease between now and the middle of 2014, putting the big dividend payments at risk.

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Navios Maritime Partners own 23 Ultra-Handymax, Panamax and Capesize dry bulk ships and has two additional chartered-in dry bulk vessels for a total fleet of 25. The ships are leased out on long-term contracts. Navios Partners was spun-off by Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE:NM) in November 2007. Navios...

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