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Maersk Broker opens door to Asian offshore market

Maersk Broker has been working for a long time to send specialized European tonnage to the offshore market in Asia. After two years the company has now brokered a deal between German RWE's Offshore Logistics Company (OCL) and an Asian joint venture, says the shipbroker.

Photo: Maersk Broker Specialised Tonnage

German RWE Innogy has entered an agreement with a Chinese joint venture, ZPMC Profundo Wind Energy, between state-owned shipping giant Shanghai Zhenhua Shipping Co. and private Profundo Offshore Contractor.

The Chinese joint venture will lease offshore construction vessel Friedrich Ernestine on a five-year bareboat charter contract, according to Maersk Broker, which has played a central role in negotiations between the two parties and which has for several years been working to take specialized European tonnage to China. It has taken two years to settle this specific contract, explained Torben Ørting Jørgensen, Director of Maersk Broker Specialised Tonnage, when presenting the deal in Beijing on Tuesday:

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