Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, Monday (Dec16) announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Pacbulk Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Santa Barbara.
The gross charter rate is US$17,250 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum twelve (12) months to maximum fourteen (14) months. The charter is expected to commence on December 27, 2019.
The Santa Barbara is a 179,426 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2015.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$6.21 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 42 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 14 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet is approximately 5.2 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.50 years.
Source: Diana Shipping