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Diana Containerships in time charter with MSC-Med Shipping

Staff writer |
Diana Containerships, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a time charter contract with MSC-Mediterranean Shipping, Geneva, for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Puelo.




The gross charter rate is $6,500 per day, for a period of twelve (12) months. The charterer has the option to further employ the vessel for a twelve month period, at a gross charter rate of US$8,600 per day starting twelve months after delivery of the vessel to the charterer.

After that period the charterer has the option to employ the vessel for a further twelve month period, at a gross charter rate of US$20,000 starting twenty-four months after delivery of the vessel to the charterer.

Charterer has the option to employ the vessel for plus or minus thirty days on final declaration. All gross charter rates include a 3.75% commission paid to third parties.

Options must be declared by the charterer not later than nine months for the first option and twenty months for the second option after the delivery of the vessel to the charterer. The charter is expected to commence on May 18, 2016.

The “Puelo” is a 6,541 TEU container vessel built in 2006.

This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$2.15 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the charter.


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