Diana Shipping Announces New Capesize Vessel Acquisition

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Diana Shipping Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with an unaffiliated third party for the purchase of a Capesize dry bulk carrier of approximately 175,000 dwt, currently under construction by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., for the price of $98 million. The vessel, to be named Semirio, is expected to be delivered to the company by the sellers immediately upon completion of its construction on or about June 15, 2007. The company also announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with BHP Billiton Marketing AG for the Semirio for a four-year period with one year extension at the charterer's option. For the initial period of about 47 to 49 months, the gross daily charter hire rate will be $51,000 during the first two years of the charter and $31,000 during the third and fourth years of the charter. The charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further 11-13 month period at a daily charter rate of $48,500. The time charter contract is expected to commence shortly after the delivery of the vessel to the Company. During the initial two years, this employment is expected to generate gross earnings of approximately $35.7 million and is expected to generate gross earnings of $21.7 million during the third and fourth years, amounting to a total of $57.4 million. If the charterer exercises its option for the fifth year, the charter is expected to generate aggregate gross earnings of approximately $74 million over the entire period.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Two New Crewboats for ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its launch fleet with two more fast crewboats, bringing its total fleet size to 18 vessels.

BTӦ Orders Damen ASD Tug

Sweden-based BogserTeam Ӧresund (BTӦ), part of MarCon gruppen, recently signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2810.

Asia Fuel Oil-Cracks, Spreads Tight; Bunker Prices Climb

Asia's fuel oil crack for benchmark 180-centistroke rebounded to a discount of $6.79 a barrel on Wednesday, gaining as bunker prices firmed on the possibility of

Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1039 sec (10 req/sec)