Diana Shipping Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Aquavita International S.A., for one of its Post-Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Electra. The gross charter rate is USD 14,000 per day, minus a 4.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period until minimum October 15, 2025 up to maximum December 31, 2025. The charter is expected to commence later today.

The ?Electra? is an 81,150 dwt Post-Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2013. The employment of ?Electra?

is anticipated to generate approximately USD 6.89 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter. Upon completion of the previously announced sale of m/v Houston, Diana Shipping Inc.?s fleet will consist of 38 dry bulk vessels: 4 Newcastlemax, 8 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax, 6 Panamax and 9 Ultramax. The Company also expects to take delivery of two methanol dual fuel new-building Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels by the second half of 2027 and the first half of 2028, respectively.

As of June 3, 2024, the combined carrying capacity of the Company?s fleet including the m/v Houston and excluding the two vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 4.4 million dwt with a weighted average age of 10.83 years.