Diana Shipping Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2002-built vessel “Norfolk”, with delivery to the buyer latest by February 25, 2020, for a sale price of US$9.35 million before commissions.
The Company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Aquavita International S.A., for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Maia. The gross charter rate is US$11,200 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum fourteen months to about sixteen months.
The “Maia” is a 82,193 dwt Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel built in 2009.
This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$4.7 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.