Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), 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 SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva, for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Los Angeles.
The gross charter rate is US$19,150 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about nine (9) months to maximum twelve (12) months. The charter is expected to commence on April 17, 2018.
The “Los Angeles” is a 206,104 dwt Newcastlemax dry bulk vessel built in 2012.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$4.88 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 50 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 22 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet is approximately 5.8 million dwt with a weighted average age of 8.61 years.
Source: Diana Shipping