Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specialising 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/d, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 19 months to about 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). With this addition, 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.
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