ATHENS, Greece, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that on March 15, 2013 the Company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, has taken delivery of the m/v "Hanjin Malta," a 1993-built Panamax container vessel of 4,024 TEU capacity that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase in February 2013. The Hanjin Malta is time chartered to Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., Seoul, for a period of minimum thirty-six and a half (36.5) months to maximum thirty-eight (38) months at a gross rate of US$25,550 per day less US$150.00 per day commission paid to third parties. The employment of the vessel is anticipated to generate approximately US$27.98 million of gross revenues for the minimum agreed period of the charter. Including the newly delivered m/v "Hanjin Malta," Diana Containerships Inc.'s fleet currently consists of 11 Panamax container vessels. A table describing the current Diana Containerships Inc. fleet can be found on the Company's website, www.dcontainerships.com. Information included on the Company's website does not constitute a part of this press release. About the Company Diana Containerships Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation founded in 2010 to own and operate containerships and pursue containership acquisition opportunities. Diana Containerships Inc. intends to continue to capitalize on investment opportunities by purchasing additional containerships in the secondhand market, from other companies, shipyards and lending institutions, and may also enter into new building contracts with shipyards for new containerships. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.
The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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