Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Agreement for m/v
ATHENS, Greece, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk carriers, today announced that, through through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter agreement with Engelhart CTP Freight (Switzerland) SA, for one of its Capesize dry bulk carriers, the m/v New Orleans. The gross charter rate is USD 32,000 per day, less 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period from 20 November 2023 minimum to 31 January 2024 maximum. Charter is scheduled to commence March 25, 2022. The m/v New Orleans is currently chartered, as previously announced, to Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha at a gross charter rate of USD 15,500 per day less a 5% commission paid to third parties.
The “New Orleans” is a Capesize dry bulk carrier of 180,960 dwt built in 2015.
The “New Orleans” job is expected to generate approximately $19.04 million in gross revenue for the minimum expected time charter period.
The Diana Shipping Inc. fleet currently consists of 34 bulk carriers (4 Newcastlemax, 11 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax and 8 Panamax). The company also expects to take delivery of a new Capesize dry bulk vessel by March 29, 2022. To date, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet, excluding the yet to be delivered vessel, is approximately 4.4 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.57 years. A chart outlining Diana Shipping Inc.’s current fleet can be found on the company’s website, www.dianshippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not form part of this press release.
About the company
Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping services through its ownership of dry bulk carriers. The Company’s vessels are primarily employed for short to medium term charters and carry a range of dry bulk cargoes including commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along global shipping routes.
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