Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with CLdN Cobelfret SA, Luxembourg, for one of its Post-Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Polymnia. The gross charter rate is US$12,100 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum October 15, 2021 up to maximum December 25, 2021. The charter commenced on November 22, 2020. The m/v Polymnia was chartered, as previously announced, to Cargill International S.A., Geneva, at a gross charter rate of US$11,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties.
The “Polymnia” is a 98,704 dwt Post-Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2012.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$3.91 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Upon completion of the previously announced sales of one Panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Coronis, and one Capesize dry bulk vessel, the m/v Sideris GS, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 38 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 12 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 12 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Coronis and the m/v Sideris GS is approximately 5.0 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.14 years.