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Diana Shipping seals new kamsarmax charter with Solebay

NYSE-listed Greek bulker owner Diana Shipping has sealed a new a time charter contract with Chinese firm Solebay Shipping Transocean Company for 2013-built kamsarmax Myrto.

The new charter commenced last week, and is through to between August 15, 2022 and October 15, 2022. The rate is $28,500 per day, a significant increase on the $10,000 being paid by the previous charterer Cargill.

The Myrto deal was the third closed by Diana Shipping last week. The company, which owns 36 bulkers, also fixed 2009-built capesize Houston to Koch Shipping and 2014-built panamax bulker Crystalia to Uniper.

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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