Greek shipowners are realising big premiums for tankers available for quick sales, according to one researcher.

Eva Tzima, head of research & valuations at Seaborne Shipbrokers, said that last month was probably the busiest December in more than a decade in terms of tanker sale and purchase (S&P).

“Greek owners of older tonnage managed to achieve out of this world premiums on candidates they got to market for a very short period of time,” she added.