Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract

Marinelink.com
Friday, April 05, 2013

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership  and operation of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered  into a time charter contract with Rio Tinto Shipping Pty, Ltd.,  Melbourne, Australia, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for  one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the m/v Melia.

 

The gross charter  rate is US$9,700 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for  a period of about eleven (11) months to maximum thirteen (13) months.  The charter is expected to commence on April 16, 2013.


The Melia is a 76,225 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2005.
 

This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$3.05  million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the  charter.
 

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