DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V ELECTRA WITH OLDENDORFF AND M/V PROTEFS WITH PHAETHON
ATHENS, GREECE, November 22, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), 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 Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG, Lübeck, Germany, for one of its Post-Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Electra. The gross charter rate is US$10,250 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eleven (11) months to maximum thirteen (13) months. The charter commenced earlier today.
The “Electra” is a 87,150 dwt Post-Panamax 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 Protefs. The gross charter rate is US$9,900 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum January 1, 2021 up to maximum March 31, 2021. The charter is expected to commence on November 27, 2019.
The “Protefs” is a 73,630 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2004.
The employments of “Electra” and “Protefs” are anticipated to generate approximately US$7.29 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charters.
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 our fleet is approximately 5.2 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.41 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.
About the Company
Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.