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Tomer Raanan is Lloyd’s List’s senior maritime reporter in the US. He is based in New York, where he enjoyed a decade-long career in private security before joining Lloyd’s List in 2022. Tomer Raanan has a background as a writer, researcher and analyst who has written for the South China Morning Post and Nikkei, publishers of the Financial Times, and has written, edited and translated for the Asia Policy Program in the Abba Eban Institute. He is experienced in trade & investment data analysis, in addition to FDI, security and technology issues. A graduate of SUNY Empire State College with a degree in Public Affairs, majoring in political science and economics, Tomer is also a military veteran and a devout Liverpool fan.

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Aframax exports first crude cargo from Vancouver’s newly expanded Trans Mountain pipeline

Marshall Islands-flagged Dubai Angel is carrying the first cargo from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline in Vancouver, vessel-tracking data suggests. The new pipeline is expected to add 25 to 30 aframax loadings per month when fully operational

Tankers and Gas Canada

Panama Canal auction fees surge in May

Dorian LPG says congestion is rising in the Panama Canal as transit slots and auction fees increase, with Argus Media data showing fees more than quadrupling since April. But rising VLGC transits through the waterway have not impacted freight rates, which continue to edge upwards after crashing in January

Tankers and Gas Finance

Charleston gates reopen after ‘vendor software issue’ forced closure

A ‘vendor software issue’ that kept terminal gates in Charleston shut since Monday morning was resolved Tuesday afternoon. The port delayed the reopening several times, although vessel traffic to the terminals appeared ongoing

Ports and Logistics Containers

LA’s Seroka not worried over fresh tariffs on Chinese goods

Port of Los Angeles chief executive Gene Seroka believes the new tariffs announced by the White House are limited and will not adversely affect trade in the San Pedro Bay. Meanwhile, US consumers continue to propel strong import demand nationwide, with both port of Los Angeles and Long Beach posting strong April figures

Containers Ports and Logistics

Saltchuk and OSG agree $950m takeover deal

Privately owned Saltchuk Resources and US-flag owner Overseas Shipholding Group have entered into a definitive merger agreement valued at $950m. The transaction is the latest in a string of M&A deals in the Jones Act space that also saw the sale of Oslo-listed AMSC’s Jones Act fleet to Louisiana-based Maritime Partners in August

Tankers and Gas Consolidation

Economou ends proxy fights with Genco and OceanPal

George Economou has ended his proxy battles with US-listed Genco and OceanPal. The shipping magnate took credit for Genco’s rising share price as he offloaded half of his stake and entered into a support agreement with OceanPal

Dry Bulk Finance
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