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.
Latest From Tomer Raanan
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
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
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
Restrictions, congestion and delays in the Panama Canal are catapulting freight rates for medium range tankers loading in the US Gulf, with some routes reaching all-time highs
A US Navy guided missile destroyer shot down an Iranian-made drone launched from Yemen on Wednesday, as it was escorting a US navy oiler and a US-flagged ship carrying military equipment in the Red Sea
The 980,000 barrels of Iranian crude oil seized by US authorities off Suez Rajan have been sold to an undisclosed buyer for $83.5m. It brings the total value of seized oil sold by the US to $290m