September 24, 2010
OSG makes organizational changes
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) has announced organizational changes that include moving commercial management of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker fleet, which had been managed as a standalone business unit, to the company's International Product Carrier and Gas strategic business unit, headed by Lois K. Zabrocky, Senior Vice President.
OSG says this reflects its focus on its three core segments - crude oil, products and U.S. Flag - while ensuring that the LNG business is optimally managed.
Marc La Monte, head of the company's gas strategic business unit, has left OSG to take a position outside the company. (According to his LinkedIn profile, he's now Managing Director of the Seawolf Pool at Norwalk, Connecticut, headquartered Heidmar).
Technical management of the LNG fleet remains under Captain Ian T. Blackley, Senior Vice President and Head of International Shipping Operations.
OSG also announced that Christian Skovhoj, 36, Worldwide Head of Sale and Purchase at OSG Ship Management, Inc., has been appointed vice president of that company. Mr. Skovhoj joined OSG in 2006 as manager of sale and purchase and was promoted to head the department in 2008. In this role he is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing vessel purchases and sales for the company's International and U.S. Flag fleets. Mr. Skovhoj's shipping career began in 1998 with A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S and from 2000 to 2006 he was a newbuilding and sale and purchase broker with Maersk Broker K/S successively based in Copenhagen, Tokyo and New York. Mr. Skovhoj holds a higher commercial degree from the Helsingor Business School of Denmark and reports to Morten Arntzen, President and CEO of OSG.