Diana Shipping Inc., (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, 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 Myrsini. The gross charter rate is US$12,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum ten (10) months to maximum twelve (12) months. The charter commenced on December 22, 2018. The m/v Myrsini was chartered, as previously announced, to RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, at a gross charter rate of US$8,650 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.
The “Myrsini” is a 82,117 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2010.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$3.83 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 48 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 20 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet is approximately 5.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.11 years.