Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. It specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. Its fleet consists of approximately 40 dry bulk vessels, including two Newcastlemax, 12 Capesize, three Post-Panamax, three Kamsarmax and 20 Panamax. It specializes in transporting dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along shipping routes around the world. The Company wholly owns, directly or indirectly, the subsidiaries, which own the vessels that comprise its fleet. It holds an interest in Diana Containerships Inc., a provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships, which owns and operates eleven container vessels, including four Post-Panamax and seven Panamax. Its vessels include Danae, Dione, Erato, Leto, Myrto, Boston, Los Angeles and Alcmeme, among others.