Impatient owners are paying extra for secondhand tankers that can be put into service quickly.

Eva Tzima, head analyst at Greece’s Seaborne Shipbrokers, said Christmas has come early in the sector, where rates for crude carriers in particular have reached even more impressive levels than last week.

Modern ships fitted with scrubbers can earn more than $100,000 per day in the spot market.

“The steadily firm returns on the freight front have given another push to asset prices amidst intense investing interest in the secondhand market, where prospective buyers are passionately looking for prompt candidates,” Tzima added.