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Diana Shipping ties up five vessels on time charter

Greek owner Diana Shipping has announced a time charter extension and four new time charters worth a total of around $15.61m based on the minimum charter periods.

A time charter contract for 2010-built kamsarmax Myrsini has been extended by Germamy’s RWE Supply & Trading at a gross charter rate of $8,650 per day. The vessel is fixed for a period until minimum August 31, 2018 and maximum December 31, 2018.

Diana has also fixed 2013-built post-panamax Electra to another German company, Uniper Global Commodities, for a period of 13-17 months commencing June 11 at a rate of $8,000 per day.

Swiss commodity trader Cargill has fixed 2010-built post-panamax Alcmene for a 13-16 month period. The charter, which has already commenced, is at a rate of $8,000 per day.

Lastly, Hong Kong’s Ausca Shipping has chartered a pair of 2001-built panamax bulkers, Oceanis and Triton. Oceanis has been fixed at $7,000 per day for a 14-17 months period and Triton for a 13-16 month period at $6,500 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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