Performance Shipping has won a lucrative term charter for its new LR2 tanker two months before the ship has even been delivered.

The Nasdaq-listed, Athens-based owner said Swiss trader Trafigura is paying $45,000 per day for the 105,300-dwt Alpine Amalia (built 2010) for between seven and 10 months.

The ship, to be renamed P Aliki, was bought from Glencore in August and will be handed over in November.