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The offshore crisis has forced Kleven to change tracks


The major Bergen-based shipbuilder has changed its focus from specialized offshore vessels to other segments today, as the market for offshore vessels is at an all-time low. It will take a long time for the market to recover, Chairman Kjersti Kleven tells ShippingWatch.

Published 10.10.16 at 09:39

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