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 Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v San Francisco.
The gross charter rate is US$16,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum nineteen (19) months to about twenty-two (22) months. The charter commenced earlier today.
The “San Francisco” is a 208,006 dwt Newcastlemax dry bulk vessel built in 2017.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$9.12 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Upon completion of the previously announced sales of two Panamax dry bulk vessels, m/v Danae and m/v Dione, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 46 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 18 Panamax).
As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Danae and m/v Dione, is approximately 5.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.31 years.
Sea News, March 6