The tankers lifting Russian oil have got considerably older, Poten & Partners has found.

The shipbroker said in its weekly tanker note that 28% of vessels lifting Russian crude were 15 years old or older in January 2022, a figure that nearly doubled to 50% by December.

“After the invasion and in particular since sanctions were applied to Russian crude oil exports, a growing contingent of owners has declined to engage in moving Russian oil.