Diana Shipping fixes two panamaxes, sells another

Diana Shipping fixes two panamaxes, sells another

Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has announced the sale of 2001-built panamax bulker Alcyon for $7.45m.

The sale follows last week’s sale of another 2001-built panamax, the Triton, for $7.35m. Scheduled for delivery to the buyer on January 7, the sale leaves the company with a fleet of 48 bulkers.

Diana has also announced fixtures for two of its panamax vessels.

Ausca Shipping in Hong Kong has extended its time charter contract for 2001-built Oceanis until the first quarter of 2020 at $10,350 per day. Ausca had been paying $7,000 per day for the ship.

Additionally, 2005-built panamax Clio has been chartered by Ausca for a period of 10-13 months at a rate of $10,600 per day. The vessel has been delivered to Ausca already, having come off charter to Phaethon International at $8,550 per day.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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