Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, yesterday 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 Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v New Orleans.
The gross charter rate is US$15,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about sixteen (16) months to about nineteen (19) months. The charter commenced earlier today.
The “New Orleans” is a 180,960 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2015.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$6.98 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Upon completion of the previously announced sale of one Panamax dry bulk vessel, the 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 Dione, is approximately 5.6 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.29 years.
Source: Diana Shipping