Diana Shipping has gotten a slightly higher rate on one of its capesizes in another fix to SwissMarine Services.

The Simeon Palios-led company has chartered the 179,492-dwt G.P Zafarikas (built 2014) at $17,000 per day for 17 to 20 months.

The fix, set to begin 2 January, is expected to make $8.67 million in revenue for the minimum scheduled period.

The ship is currently employed to, as previously announced, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany, at $15,000 per day.