Three panamax bulkers and a handysize bulker have snared time charters of about a year over the past week.
Diana Shipping has signed a time charter contract with trader Cargill International for the 82,165-dwt Leonidas PC (built 2011) at $17,000 per day over the next 11 to 13 months.
The Semiramis Paliou-led owner of 41 bulkers expects to make $5.61m off the charter’s minimum period.
The vessel was previously fixed to Cargill for a year at $24,000 per day.
On Thursday, Safe Arrival hired Great Horse International’s 76,213-dwt Tiger South (built 2015) at $16,500 per day for 11 to 13 months.
Safe Arrival will take delivery of the ship at China’s Quinzhou Port and can deliver it anywhere in the world at the end of the charter, which will begin at the end of March.
On Monday, EP Resources fixed EGPN Bulk Carrier’s 82,270-dwt Eastern Heather (built 2022) at $18,750 per day for 12 months, starting on 10 March. EP Resources took delivery of the vessel off Shanghai on 10 March.
The average daily rate for a panamax on a one-year charter came in at $18,500 per day on 10 March, up from $15,500 per day on 17 February, according to Clarksons.
An undisclosed charterer hired Wisdom Marine Lines’ 39,670-dwt Bunun Xcel (built 2023) at $16,300 per day for 11 to 14 months. The charterer will take delivery of the ship during the first half of April.
The average daily rate for a handysize on a one-year charter was $15,000 per day on 10 March, up from $13,500 per day on 17 February.