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Tomer Raanan

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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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Sun sets on Venezuela oil sanctions relief as US opts to let licence expire

Sanctions on Venezuela’s oil and gas sector will resume on Thursday after the US chose not to renew a licence issued in October. The US has repeatedly warned it will let the measure expire unless president Nicolas Maduro delivers on his end of an electoral agreement road map signed in October

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

US Trade Representative heeds calls to probe China’s maritime dominance

The USTR has initiated a Section 301 investigation into ‘China’s targeting of the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sectors for dominance’ after labour unions filed a petition calling for the investigation last month. If it finds the allegations are true, the White House could hit China with tariffs or other trade curbs. China dismissed the investigation as politically motivated and called on the US to respect facts and multilateral rules

Containers Political Risk and Trade

Genco vs George: US-listed owner responds to Economou as proxy battle heats up

US-listed Genco has gone all out in its response to George Economou’s fiery proxy statement filed last week. The bulker owner launched a new website to convince shareholders to vote against Economou’s proposals, blasting the Greek billionaire’s corporate governance record and calling his board nominee a ‘professional pawn’

Dry Bulk Finance

US consumer demand bolsters port of Long Beach volumes

A resilient US economy and strong consumer demand are supporting US container import demand. Port of Long Beach’s reported its best first-quarter volumes outside of the pandemic era, with imports increasing 9.6% on the same period in pre-pandemic 2019

Containers Ports and Logistics

Panama Canal to increase transit slots and raise draught limits

Panama Canal Authority has laid out a timeline for future increases in bookable slots and draughts. The move comes amid better rainfall in the region and a rise in monthly transits in March

Containers Dry Bulk

FBI opens criminal investigation into Key Bridge allision

FBI agents boarded Dali on Monday as part of a criminal investigation into the catastrophic Key Bridge allision, the Washington Post reported. A port worker told a CNN affiliate in the days following the incident the ship was experiencing severe electrical problems while in port, but retracted their comments the following day. Determination of criminal negligence or wrongdoing could significantly impact the owner’s general average and limitation of liability claims

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