Athens, Greece - July 22, 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 Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Myrto.
The gross charter rate is US$14,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about nine (9) months to maximum eleven (11) months. The new charter period commenced on July 18, 2019.
The “Myrto” is a 82,131 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2013.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$3.57 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists 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 is approximately 5.4 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.30 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.
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