Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Maia with Glencore
ATHENS, GREECE, July 27, 2017 – 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 Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Maia. The gross charter rate is US$10,125 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum twelve (12) months to maximum fifteen (15) months. The charter is expected to commence later today. The m/v Maia is currently chartered, as previously announced, to RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, at a gross charter rate of US$7,500 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.
The “Maia” is a 82,193 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2009.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$3.65 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.