The Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) announced the appointment of Morten Arntzen as the company's new President & CEO. Mr. Arntzen, who last served as CEO of American Marine Advisors, Inc., a U.S. based merchant banking firm specializing in the maritime industry, has extensive experience in the international shipping business. Arntzen, 48, will succeed OSG's long-time CEO, Morton P. Hyman, who recently retired at the end of this year. "I am honored and excited to assume the leadership of OSG, one of the world's premier tanker companies," said Mr. Arntzen. "Under the leadership of Mort Hyman, the Company has modernized its fleet, streamlined its operating cost structure and strengthened its balance sheet. He and his management team have built one of the best platforms for growth in the industry. I look forward to working with the management team to exploit OSG's unique strengths to build and enhance our business." OSG, headquartered in New York, is one of the largest tanker owners in the world and the leading U.S. based bulk shipping company. Its modern fleet comprises 53 vessels totaling 9 million deadweight tons, inclusive of vessels owned in joint ventures.
The Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) today announced the appointment of Morten Arntzen as the Company's new President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arntzen, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Marine Advisors, Inc., a U.S. based merchant banking firm specializing in the maritime industry, has extensive experience in the international shipping business. Mr. Arntzen, 48, will succeed OSG's long-time CEO, Morton P
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