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Diana Shipping (DSX) Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v New Orleans With Kawasaki

November 28, 2023 9:21 AM EST

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v New Orleans. The gross charter rate is US$20,000 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum August 15, 2025 up to maximum October 31, 2025. The charter is expected to commence on December 7, 2023.

The “New Orleans” is a 180,960 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2015.

The employment of “New Orleans” is anticipated to generate approximately US$12.16 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.

Upon the completion of the previously announced sale of m/v Boston, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 40 dry bulk vessels: 4 Newcastlemax, 9 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 7 Panamax and 9 Ultramax. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Boston, is approximately 4.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.65 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.



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