Clarksons' result up 35 percent in 2014.

The world's largest shipbroker, British Clarksons, now even larger after the acquisition of Norwegian Platou last year, managed to grow its profits 35 percent in 2014 compared to the year before. Dividends will be raised for the 12th consecutive year.

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Consolidation in the shipbroker business took off for real last year when British Clarksons acquired Oslo-based Platou, while Maersk Broker established a joint venture with Lightship under the name LMB Chartering.

But no one beats the 160-plus year old London-based shipbroker Clarksons, as the company - after the purchase of Platou and with the release of the 2014 results - is once more able to underline the company's position as the world's largest.

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