One day in early 2018, Peter Georgiopoulos woke up with no place in a shipping company for the first time in 25 years.

The man who once led five public shipowners saw his roles in dry bulk’s Genco Shipping & Trading, bunkering specialist Aegean Marine Petroleum and tanker owner Gener8 Maritime all disappear between the autumn of 2016 and the end of 2017.

The exile would not last, friends assured TradeWinds at the time.