Diana Shipping Inc., (the company), a global shipping company specialising in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte.
The gross charter rate is US$9000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum fourteen (14) months to maximum seventeen (17) months. The charter is expected to commence on June 12, 2017.
The Astarte is a 81 513 DWT kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2013.
The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International Company AG, for one of its panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Erato. The gross charter rate is US$7250 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about five (5) months up to December 30, 2017. The charter commenced today.
The Erato is a 74 444 DWT panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2004.
The employments of Astarte and Erato are anticipated to generate approximately US$4.76 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters. Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 50 dry bulk vessels (four newcastlemax, 14 capesize, four post-panamax, five kamsarmax and 23 panamax). The company also expects to take delivery of one Post-panamax dry bulk vessel by the end of May 2017. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of our fleet, excluding the one vessel not yet delivered, is approximately 5.8 million DWT with a weighted average age of 7.87 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.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/26052017/diana-shipping-wins-contracts-with-glencore-and-pantheon/