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Danish yards: Denmark back as shipbuilding nation

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Orskov Yards' result for the year is just one of several positive stories from the Danish shipyard industry. As opposed to its closest competitors the Danish yards made it through the crisis in solid form. "We're a shipbuilding nation," says Danish Maritime.


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Photo: Stena Bulk
BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN
Published 09.01.14 at 14:05

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