DryShips Inc. (DryShips) is a provider of marine transportation services. The Company is the owner of drybulk carriers and tankers that operate across the world. The Company provides its services to dry bulk and petroleum cargoes. Through its owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., DryShips owns and operates 13 offshore ultra deepwater drilling units, consisting of 2 ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and 11 ultra deepwater drillships. The Company operations include drybulk, drilling and tanker. The drybulk operations provide drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction and agri-food industries. The drilling operations provide ultra deep water drilling services. The tanker operations provide transportation services of crude and refined petroleum cargoes.