- Diana extends its time charter contract with Hapag-Lloyd.
- The gross charter rate of this contract is 8,400 US dollars, per day.
- The charter containing the “Sagitta” vessel will commence on February 15, 2018.
The global shipping company, Diana Containerships Inc., announced the extension of their time charter contract with Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Sagitta on February 1, 2018. The gross charter rate is 8,400$ per day, minus a 1.25% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum three (3) months to maximum five (5) months. The new charter period will commence on February 15, 2018.
What’s in store?
The 3426 TEU container ship, Sagitta’s extension is anticipated to generate approximately US$756,000 of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 11 container vessels (6 Post-Panamax and 5 Panamax). The Company, as previously announced, has entered into an agreement to sell two Post-Panamax container vessels, which are expected to be delivered to their new owners at the latest by March 30, 2018.
A table describing the current Diana Containerships Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dcontainerships.com.
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In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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