ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Augustea Bunge Maritime Limited, Malta, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Post-Panamax dry bulk carriers, the m/v Polymnia. The gross charter rate is US$7,600 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eighteen (18) months to maximum twenty-four (24) months. The charterer has the option to further employ the vessel for about eleven (11) to maximum thirteen (13) months at a gross charter rate of US$11,000 per day, less a 5% commission paid to third parties. The optional period must be declared by the charterer no later than twenty-two (22) months after the delivery of the vessel to the charterer. The charter is expected to commence in mid-January 2013 and the optional period, if exercised, will start as of the end of the twenty-fourth (24) month.
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract For M/v Polymnia With Augustea Bunge
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