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Norden had its best first quarter since 2015

Denmark

Although the first quarter of this year was characterised by weak spot rates in dry cargo and strong spot rates in tankers, Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S delivered an...

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GMS rejects takeover offer from Seafox

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has turned down a USD 32 million takeover offer from Seafox International saying that the offer ”fundamentally undervalues GMS”.As reported earlier, Seafox...

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Nexans extends Polar King charter

Norway

GC Rieber Shipping has agreed with Nexans to extend the charter of the construction support vessel (CSV) Polar King.The extension is valid for additional two months, making the charter firm until...

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Kotug becomes full owner of Marsol

Netherlands

Dutch towage services provider Kotug International B.V. has completed the 100 per cent acquisition of the UAE-based Marsol International Ltd., an offshore and marine terminal service centre...

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Big Plans For Northern Ireland Shipyard

Ireland

The owner of a shipyard in Northern Ireland has confirmed major plans to help develop it in 2020.InfraStrata, which acquired the assets of Harland & Wolff in December 2019, has plans for a number...

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Valaris books $3 billion loss over rig impairments

United Kingdom

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris booked $3 billion loss in the first quarter of the year affected by impairments and fleet utilization decline. Valaris on Wednesday posted a net loss of $3.01...

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Subsea 7 plans cost cuts as loss doubles

United Kingdom

Subsea 7 has seen red in Q1 2020 on activity drop in the SURF and Conventional business units as well as COVID-19 pandemic.The Oslo-listed firm posted quarterly loss of $38 million, or $13 cents per...

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Marine Energy Wales greets Morlais new developers in Wales

United Kingdom

Marine Energy Wales has welcomed the news that North Wales’ tidal stream array demonstration project, Morlais, has signed up three new international turbine developers.French firms Sabella and...

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Polarcus shrinks deficit; preps for market uncertainty

United Arab Emirates

Marine seismic player Polarcus has cut its deficit in Q1 2020 despite slightly lower revenues on improved pricing compared to prior year.The Oslo-listed company reported loss for the Q1 2020 of $4.2...

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Seafox tests waters around Gulf Marine Services

Netherlands

Dutch jack-up owner and operator Seafox has placed an unsolicited and non-binding proposal to acquire the Gulf Marine Services PLC (GMS).Seafox made a possible cash offer for the entire issued and...

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Fugro to downsize workforce by 10 per cent

Netherlands

Dutch subsea and survey specialist Fugro said it will reduce its workforce by up to 10 per cent due to challenging market situation.The company posted loss before interest and taxes of €26 million...

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FSG files for insolvency

Germany

Cash strapped German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has filed for the opening of insolvency proceedings at the local court in Flensburg.The court has approved the application...

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Chinese dredging company gains reputation in Saudi Arabia for its sense of responsibility

China

By Qu XiangyuChinese companies operating in Saudi Arabia are widely lauded by the local community for their efforts to maintain strict containment measures amid COVID-19, advance construction and...

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Damen Suffers Mega Loss From Bad Projects

Netherlands

By Pieter Lalkens & Tjabel DalingProvisions and write-downs on a number of poor offshore projects have left shipbuilder Damen Shipyards deep in the red. The Gorinchem concern suffered a...

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Judge: Hagler Systems, Inc., Maintains Control of Trade Secrets

GA, United States

A U.S. District Court judge this week issued an order that pumping and processing leader Hagler Systems, Inc. (HSI) will maintain control of all of its intellectual property and proprietary documents...