Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (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 Viterra Chartering B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Calipso.
The gross charter rate is US$10,400 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum October 1, 2021 up to maximum December 15, 2021. The charter is expected to commence tomorrow. The m/v Calipso was chartered, as previously announced, to Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf, at a gross charter rate of US$8,250 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.
The “Calipso” is a 73,691 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2005.
The employment of “Calipso” is anticipated to generate approximately US$2.59 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 Oceanis, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 37 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 12 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 11 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Oceanis, is approximately 4.8 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.08 years.