Atlas Maritime owner Leon Patitsas expects his aframax crude carrier newbuildings to be a boon for his company for years to come.

"Fossil fuels will be used for at least another 30 years," he told TradeWinds, echoing other Greek shipowners who have cautioned regulators not to run ahead of themselves, as zero-carbon fuels are still far from being commercially mature enough to serve the world's oceangoing fleet.

"People thought they could transition to renewables much faster.