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Damen: Offshore crisis now hitting the yards

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So far, shipyards have kept the offshore crisis at bay with the help of orders placed before the oil price plunged. But the last ships are now being delivered, and the next two years thus look challenging, the CEO of Dutch Damen tells ShippingWatch.


BY NIKLAS KRIGSLUND
Published 17.02.17 at 11:45

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