To many shipping players, buying at the bottom of the market and selling at the top is an aspiration.

For Avin International, it has become a habit.

Several brokers in Athens, London and the US are linking the company to the sale of two aframaxes which, if confirmed, would generate fabulous profit margins for the Greek owner.

Middle Eastern buyers are said to be spending $38m on the 110,800-dwt Kriti Galaxy (built 2006).