Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Erato
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2004-built vessel “Erato”, with delivery to the buyer latest by June 10, 2019, for a sale price of US$7.0 million before commissions, the company said in its release.
Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Dione, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 45 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 17 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Erato and m/v Dione, is approximately 5.6 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.30 years.
About the Company
Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.