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DNV foresees upcoming "wave" of newbuilds in shipping

Norwegian DNV expects growth in 2021 after a decline in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The company forecasts an impending wave of newbuilds from the maritime sector. "The only question is when," CFO says to ShippingWatch.

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Norwegian classification company DNV looks optimistically at developments in 2021 after a 2020 that started dramatically but ended far better than feared.

The Covid-19 crisis cost DNV a top line decline of 3 percent last year, but although the pandemic remains a risk factor for the global economy, DNV's CFO, Kjetil Ebbesberg, expects progress this year.

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