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Friday, November 16, 2018

Diana Containerships Inc News

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Diana Containerships Sells m/v Puelo

Diana Containerships announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Puelo, with the delivery of the vessel to her new owners. The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that after the delivery of the vessel the Company will prepay approximately US$19.4 million of its existing indebtedness, after which the outstanding indebtedness will be approximately US$19.5 million. That…

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Diana Containerships Sells m/v Puelo

Diana Containerships has announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2006-built vessel “Puelo”, with delivery to the buyer by latest June 30, 2018, for a sale price of US$20.5 million before commissions. Theglobal shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that it expects to use the whole or part of the net proceeds from the sale of the vessel to prepay existing indebtedness based on the outstanding amount of such indebtedness upon completion of the transaction.

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U.S.-Listed Shippers Buoyed by Globus Maritime's Earnings

Shares of U.S.-listed shippers rose after dry bulk shipper Globus Maritime Ltd posted its first Q3 profit per share in four years. GLBS jumped 10.20 pct, Pyxis Tankers Inc soared 39 pct, nd EuroDry Ltd up 13.2 pct. GLBS says Q3 profit was helped by reducing operational costs by ~25 pct from the last quarter which did not hamper operations, and/or utilization of the fleet.GLBS also posted higher Q3 revenue helped in part by strong demand for dry bulk vessels.

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Diana Containerships Continues TC for M/V Domingo With CMA CGM

Diana Containerships  announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with CMA CGM, Marseille, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Domingo. The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that the gross charter rate is US$12,800 per day, minus a 3.5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eight months to maximum eleven months. The new charter period will commence on August 3, 2018.

Diana Containerships to Sell Post-Panamax Vessel

Ship owner Diana Containerships Inc. announced it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2009-built vessel Hamburg, with delivery to the buyer latest by July 31, 2018, for a sale price of $21 million before commissions.Net proceeds from the sale of the vessel are expected to be used by the company to prepay part of the existing indebtedness.Upon completion of the sale, Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of five container vessels, including three Post-Panamax and two Panamax ships.

Diana Containerships Sell Post-Panamax Vessel

Shipping Company, Diana Containerships, Inc., announced the sale of one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Puelo, has been completed and will be delivered to her new owners.After the delivery of the vessel, the company will prepay about $19.4 m of its indebtedness, after which the outstanding indebtedness will be about $19.5 m. The amount is expected to be settled upon by July 31, 2018.Upon completion of the sale of m/v Hamburg, Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of 4 container vessels (2 Post-Panamax and 2 Panamax).

Diana Containerships Announces Time Charter

Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd., Seoul, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pamina. The Pamina is a 5,042 TEU container vessel built in 2005.The gross charter rate is $11,950 per day, minus a 5 percent commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eight months to maximum twelve months. The charter will commence on August 24…

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Diana Containerships TC Contract for m/v Pamina with HMM

Diana Containerships announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd., Seoul, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pamina.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that the  gross charter rate is US$11,950 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eight months to maximum 12 months.The charter will commence on August 24, 2018.

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Diana Containerships Completes Sale of m/v Hamburg

Diana Containerships has completed the previously announced sale of one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Hamburg, with the delivery of the vessel to her new owners.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that part of the proceeds from the sale of the vessel were used by the Company to repay in full its existing indebtedness.The Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Andreas Michalopoulos, has commented that: “With the repayment in full of the Diana Shipping Inc.

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Diana Containerships Repays Loan from Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping announced that on July 23, 2018, it received the full and final repayment of the loan to Diana Containerships Inc.Simeon Palios, Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, said: “We are delighted that our loan to Diana Containerships Inc. originally agreed in May 2013 and refinanced in June 2017 was repaid in full and ahead of schedule."He added: "In addition to the full repayment of the outstanding principal amount…

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Diana Containerships Slips Into the Red

Diana Containerships reported a net loss of $42.3 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $36.5 million for the same period of 2017. The loss for the second quarter of 2018 includes $15.6 million of impairment charges of one vessel and $19.0 million of aggregate loss on sale of three vessels.Time charter revenues were $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $5.5 million for the same period of 2017. This increase was mainly the result of increased time charter rates achieved as a result of improved market conditions…

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Diana Shipping Appoints Directors and Executive Officers

Diana Shipping announced that, effective August 1, 2018, the Company increased the size of its Board of Directors from nine to eleven members.The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels appointed Christos Glavanis to serve as a Class I Director and appointed Mr. Andreas Michalopoulos, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to serve as a Class III director, in each case effective August 1, 2018.The Board has determined that Glavanis is an “independent director” as such term is defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934…

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Diana Containerships Continues TC for m/v Pucon With OOCL

Diana Containerships announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$18,000 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eight months to maximum twelve months. The new charter period will commence on June 22, 2018. The m/v Pucon is currently chartered…

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Diana Containerships TC for m/v Rotterdam with Wan Hai Lines

Diana Containerships announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) Pte Ltd. for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Rotterdam. The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said in a press release that the gross charter rate is US$18,200 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of up to minimum April 15, 2019 to maximum July 15, 2019. The charter will commence on July 13, 2018.

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Diana Containerships Reactivates Time Charter With OOCL

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that it plans to reactivate one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$10,750 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of thirteen (13) months, plus or minus thirty (30) days.

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Diana Charters out Sagitta to Hapag-Lloyd

Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the MV Sagitta. The gross charter rate is $9,500 per day, minus a 1.25 percent commission paid to third parties, for a period of up to minimum July 7, 2017 to maximum August 15, 2017. The charter is expected to commence on May 12, 2017. Sagitta is a 3,426 TEU container vessel built in 2010.

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Diana Shipping to Refinance its Existing Loan

Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has agreed to refinance its existing loan facility with Diana Containerships, having an outstanding balance of US$42.6 million, with a loan facility of US$82.6 million, which reflects an additional loan amount to Diana Containerships of US$40.0 million. The loan also has an additional US$5.0 million interest-bearing amount, which is classified as discount premium.

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Diana Time Charter with Maersk and CMA CGM

Diana Containerships has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Maersk Line A/S for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Puelo, for a period of minimum eight months to maximum 18 months. The gross charter rate is US$10,600 per day for the first eight  months of the charter period and US$12,000 per day for the balance period of the time charter, in each case minus a 5.0% commission paid to third parties. The charter is expected to commence on August 2, 2017.

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CMA CGM Hires Diana Containerships' Domingo

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with CMA CGM, Marseille, for one of its Panamax container vessels, the m/v Domingo. The gross charter rate is US$8,500 per day, minus a 3.5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 8 months to maximum  11 months. The charter will commence on September 15, 2017. The m/v Domingo is currently chartered to Nile Dutch Africa Line B.V.

Diana Reactivates Idle Containership

Diana Containerships Inc. said plans to reactivate one of its idle Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pamina, a 5,042 TEU container vessel built in 2005. The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for the m/v Pamina. The gross charter rate is $9,500 per day, minus a 3.75 percent commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum seven months to maximum 12 months. The charter will commence on September 13, 2017.

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Diana Containerships TC with Wan Hai Lines

Diana Containerships announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Hamburg. The global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said in a press release that the gross charter rate is US$11,000 per day, minus a 3.75% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum 120 days to maximum 220 days. The charter commenced on December 01, 2017.

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Diana Containerships Sells Two Post-Panamax Container Vessels

Greece-based global shipping company Diana Containerships announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the m/v March and the m/v Great, each a 2004 built containership, for an aggregate price of US$22.0 million to an unaffiliated third party. The Company expects the Vessels to be delivered to the buyer at the latest by March 30, 2018. The unaffiliated purchaser of the Vessels is the same party with which the Company entered into a previously announced agreement to sell up to seven vessels, subject to the purchaser arranging financing.

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Diana Containerships Announces Continuation of Time Charter Contract

Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time charter contract with Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg, for one of its Panamax container vessels, Sagitta. The Sagitta is a 3,426 TEU containership built in 2010. The gross charter rate is $8,400 per day, minus a 1.25 percent commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum three months to maximum five months. The new charter period will commence on February 15, 2018.

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Diana Containerships Sells Panamax Container Vessel

Diana Containerships announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2006-built vessel “New Jersey” for demolition, on an “as is where is” basis, with delivery due to the buyer by mid-March 2018, for approximately $9.67 million. Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sale of two Post-Panamax container vessels, Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of 8 container vessels (4 Post-Panamax and 4 Panamax). A table describing the current Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Containerships Sells Two Panamaxes

Diana Containerships Inc. said it has signed, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, two Memoranda of Agreement to sell Panamax containerships m/v Sagitta and the m/v Centaurus for $12.3 million each.   The 2010-built vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the buyer, an unaffiliated third party, by April 27, 2018.    With the sale, Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of six container vessels, including four Post-Panamax and tow Panamax vessels.

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Diana Containerships Sells Sagitta and Centaurus

Diana Containerships announced that it has signed, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, two Memoranda of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the m/v Sagitta and the m/v Centaurus, each a 2010 built containership for $12.3M each. The Company expects the Vessels to be delivered to the buyer at the latest by April 27, 2018. Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sales of two Post-Panamax container vessels and one Panamax container vessel, Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of 6 container vessels (4 Post-Panamax and 2 Panamax).