Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Los Angeles with NYK LINE


Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has extended the time charter contract with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo, for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Los Angeles. The gross charter rate is US$28,700 per day, minus a 5.00% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum October 1, 2025 up to maximum December 15, 2025. The new charter period is expected to commence on July 18, 2024. The m/v Los Angeles is currently chartered, as previously announced, at a gross charter rate of US$17,700 per day, minus a 5.00% commission paid to third parties.

The “Los Angeles” is a 206,104 dwt Newcastlemax dry bulk vessel built in 2012.

The employment extension of “Los Angeles” is anticipated to generate approximately US$12.43 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

Upon completion of the previously announced sale of m/v Houston, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 38 dry bulk vessels: 4 Newcastlemax, 8 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 6 Panamax and 9 Ultramax. The Company also expects to take delivery of two methanol dual fuel new-building Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels by the second half of 2027 and the first half of 2028, respectively. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet including the m/v Houston and excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 4.4 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.92 years.