Diana Fixes New Orleans with Cargill
Diana Shipping announced that through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v New Orleans.
The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels said in a press release that the gross charter rate is US$15,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of about 16 months to about 19 months. The charter commenced earlier yesterday (April 10).
The “New Orleans” is a 180,960 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2015.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$6.98 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 Dione, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 46 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 18 Panamax).
As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Dione, is approximately 5.6 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.29 years.