Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Signing of a Term Loan Facility with ABN AMRO Bank to Refinance Two Separate Existing Loans with the Bank
ATHENS, Greece, May 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on May 22, 2020, it signed a
term loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (the “Lender”), through six wholly-owned subsidiaries (the “Borrowers”), in the amount of US$52.885 million, divided into two tranches. The purpose of the
loan facility was to combine the two loans outstanding with the Lender and extend the maturity of the loan maturing in March 2021 to the maturity of the other loan, maturing in June 2024.
Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 41 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 13 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 14 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet is approximately 5.1 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.69 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.
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.
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