Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Order of Two 81,200 Dwt Methanol Dual Fuel New-Building Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Vessels
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, yesterday announced that it has signed a letter of intent to order through Marubeni Corporation or its guaranteed nominee, an unaffiliated third party, two 81,200 dwt methanol dual fuel new-building Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, for a purchase price of US$46 million each, built at Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., China. The vessels are expected to be delivered to the Company by the second half of 2027 and the first half of 2028, respectively. The transaction remains subject to the execution of definitive documentation and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Mrs. Semiramis Paliou, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated: “Diana Shipping Inc. takes pride in its role as an industry leader, continually striving to enhance our fleet and operations for the benefit of our stakeholders and the environment. This investment underscores our dedication to sustainable shipping and positions us to meet the evolving demands of our industry while reducing our carbon footprint.”
Excluding the aforementioned vessels, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 41 dry bulk vessels: 4 Newcastlemax, 10 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 7 Panamax and 9 Ultramax. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 4.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.48 years.
Source: Diana Shipping Inc.