Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Semirio with Cargill

Athens, Greece - June 27, 2019

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Semirio. The gross charter rate is US$16,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum fifteen (15) months to maximum eighteen (18) months. The charter is expected to commence on July 1, 2019.

The “Semirio” is a 174,261 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2007.

This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$7.2 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

Upon completion of the previously announced sale of one Panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Thetis, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 44 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 16 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Thetis, is approximately 5.5 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.31 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.

About the Company
Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.


The capesize “Semirio”.   Image by Diana Shipping Inc.

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