Diana Shipping announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Seattle.
The gross charter rate is US$16,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum sixteen (16) months to maximum nineteen (19) months. The charter is expected to commence on December 25, 2018.
The “Seattle” is a 179,362 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2011.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$7.68 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.