Seanergy Maritime, a US-listed owner of 17 capesizes, reported surging profit numbers on Thursday and expressed optimism for its market for years to come.

Net income almost tripled year on year to $5.9m in the second quarter, compared with the $2m that the Athens-based company had earned in the same period of 2021.

The record profitability rose at an even steeper pace for the entire first half of 2022, with net income climbing to $9.6m