Feb 10 (Reuters) - Diana Shipping Inc :
* Diana shipping inc. Announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v aliki with swissmarine
* Diana shipping inc - new charter period is expected to commence on february 13, 2017.
* Diana shipping inc says gross charter rate is us$10,300 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties
* Diana shipping - employment extension of "aliki" anticipated to generate about u.s. $3.24 million of gross revenue for minimum scheduled period of time charter Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: