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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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OSG gifts investors with first dividend since 2016 spin-off

OSG has announced its first cash dividend since its troubled restructuring in 2016 that saw it spin off its international tanker business, International Seaways. Chief executive Ed Norton says OSG’s board ‘expects the consideration of the payment of regular quarterly dividends to be on its agenda in the future’

Tankers and Gas Finance

Oaktree offloads $84.6m of Torm shares

US private equity giant Oaktree Capital Management has sold 2.8m of Torm shares for about $84.6m, over eight months after it abandoned a planned market sale of 5m shares when the stock tanked

Tankers and Gas Finance

Genco agrees $500m RCF

Genco Shipping has closed on a $500m revolving credit facility, expanding its borrowing capacity by 46% from $156m. The facility includes a sustainability-linked feature, with interest rates rising or falling by a margin of 0.05% based on fleetwide carbon emissions targets

Dry Bulk Finance

Port of NY & NJ banks busiest month of 2023 so far

The strong cargo volumes seen at the largest Atlantic gateway in October meant this was its busiest month of the year so far as retail demand boosted imports

Containers Ports and Logistics

Houthis escalate Red Sea attacks on commercial shipping with strikes against three vessels

The Houthis have escalated their Red Sea threat with four attacks on three commercial ships in a span of just seven hours. A spokesperson for the Houthis mentioned attacks on only two vessels, which it said were due to their links to Israel, but only one of the three appears to have any such links

Piracy and Security Yemen

US slaps sanctions on three more ships over oil price cap

Ofac is continuing its crackdown on Western-linked ships in breach of the price cap, following on from two previous announcements in October and November

Sanctions Tankers and Gas
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