Supply carriers face a bitter North Sea winter

Activity and rates in the North Sea for struggling service carriers within the oil and gas industries have been pushed to the bottom before the low season has even started, show new numbers from Clarksons Platou.

Photo: Maersk Supply Service

The coming winter months in the North Sea will be ice-cold for the already ailing supply carriers in the North Sea, of which several are engaged in an ongoing battle to survive.

New figures from brokerage firm Clarksons Platou paint a grim picture of the activity and rate level in the North Sea across different vessel types at the beginning of winter months.

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