Supertanker rates have hit two-year highs, with 11 VLCCs fixed on Thursday amid an uptick in fortunes linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Tankers International reported that Chinese trading company Unipec was behind seven of the fixtures hauling crude from the Arabian Gulf to China. An eighth was from West Africa to China.

The Unipec fixtures included one with Adnoc’s 300,000-dwt Das (built 2019) that was reportedly heading from the Arabian Gulf for $92,000 per day for 40 days.