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Diana Shipping secures $75m facility, unencumbering 17 vessels

Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has signed a term sheet with BNP Paribas for a five year loan facility of up to $75m.

The proceeds from the loan facility together with available cash will be used to voluntarily prepay in full the balance of $130m from an existing credit facility with BNP Paribas.

The new loan facility will result in 17 of the Company’s vessels being unencumbered.

Diana Shippingfleet currently consists of 50 dry bulk vessels with a total capacity of around 5.8m dwt.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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