The strong market for aframax tankers looks set to continue for at least two to three years, predicts Poten & Partners.

Aframaxes, both clean and dirty, have been one of the best performers in the tanker market since February 2022 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the US broker said.

“Overall, we remain optimistic about the aframax/LR2 segment over the next two to three years since most of the changes in trade flows are here to stay,” it said.