Trafigura has a generally bullish outlook for tankers next year, but spots some anxiety among owners as clouds appear on the horizon.

At the end of last year, Andrea Olivi, head of wet freight at the chartering and owning giant, was gloomy about market prospects for 2022 due to a lack of scrapping.

But since then, the sector has been hit by the “massive curveball” of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which has revolutionised the wet freight world, he told TradeWinds.