French shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) believes tanker owners could be basking in a “golden age” from 2024, with market fundamentals lining up in their favour.

The Paris shop said in the first of three reports examining the future of the sector: “Although we try not to get ahead of ourselves when discussing prospects for tanker markets, all signs point to supportive fleet-side fundamentals across the middle part of the medium-term.”