Athens, Greece - April 27, 2023
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Reachy Shipping (SGP) Pte. Ltd., for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte.
The gross charter rate is US$15,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum August 1, 2024 up to maximum October 1, 2024. The charter is expected to commence on April 30, 2023.
The "Astarte" is a 81,513 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2013.
The employment of "Astarte" is anticipated to generate approximately US$6.78 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, 10 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 7 Panamax and 10 Ultramax).
As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company's fleet, is approximately 4.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.02 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 and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels.
The Company's vessels are employed primarily on short to medium-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.
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