Greek shipping firm Diana Shipping has secured a time charter contract for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels from Rotterdam-based Glencore Agriculture.Under the deal, the company’s bulker m/v Maia would be deployed for a gross charter rate of USD 10,125 per day over a period from twelve to fifteen months. The 82,193 dwt ship is scheduled to start working for Glencore on July 27.This employment is anticipated to generate around USD 3.65 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Built in 2009, m/v Maia was previously chartered to Essen-based RWE Supply & Trading GmbH at a gross charter rate of USD 7,500 per day.Diana Shipping’s fleet consists of 51 dry bulk vessels. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet is 5.9 million dwt with a weighted average age of 7.99 years.
Mr Samson Deen, President of the Ghana Para Powerlifting Association, has been elected the new president of the National Paralympics Committee (NPC), in a keenly contested election at the DG Hathiramani Sports Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium, last Saturday.He polled seven votes against his opponent, Shabaan Mohammed, the Technical Director of the Ghana Cycling Association, who polled six votes.He and his executives were sworn into office after the elections by Madam Ester Akua Gyamfi – Chairperson of the Elections Committee of the NPC.Mr Deen promised to bring good leadership by involving everyone with the passion to support disabled sports.“Today marks the beginning of a fresh future, and I am happy to lead a strong team to serve the nation. I promise fairness, transparency and unity. No divide and rules tactics with me, we are a family, those days are over and we are going to work with the support of the media to attract corporate Ghana and support from the people of Ghana.“A new wind of success is blowing now on NPC and we hope to focus on grabbing more medals at the Africa Games in Morocco and the Tokyo 2020 Games,” he said. Mr Fred Otu Lartey was elected vice president, with the Secretary General position going to Mr Peter Adjei and Mr Evans Yeboah getting the position of the Treasurer.Four others, Messrs Philip Otuo, Ibrahim Sani, Twum Barima and Henry Kweku Nyanteh were elected as Executive Members..