Diana Shipping swoops on Sea Trade Holdings fleet

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Athens-headquartered Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) has agreed to buy what looks to be the entire fleet of Stamford, Conn., based Sea Trade Holdings, Inc. Announcing the deal, Diana said it has agreed, through separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, to acquire nine modern ultramax dry bulk vessels built between 2015 and 2018, with an average vessel age of approximately 5.4 years, from Sea Trade Holdings Inc. and that vessel deliveries are expected to occur during the fourth quarter of 2022.



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