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    CRSL - launch of new shipping and offshore information company at OTC

    News // April 29, 2005
    Clarkson Research Services Limited (CRSL) is an exciting new company formed by the merger of Clarkson Research and Oilfield Publications Limited (OPL).The new company will officially launch in the US at the Offshore Technology Conference inHouston on 2-5May 2005 (OTC - Stand 2742).The two companies are ideally matched; both leaders in their respective fields, Clarksons specialising in shipping information and OPL in offshore publications, databases and maps.The new group will bring a dramatic improvement in the range and efficiency of services offered to clients. In addition it offers a wider range of overseas sales offices (London, Houston and Shanghai), improved data management and an unrivalled source ofcommercial information covering the shipping and offshore businesses.Services offered by the newly merged organisation are in four main parts. The statistics department gathers data about the world merchant and offshore fleets, concentrating in particular on a wide range of commercial and technical data such as ship specifications, fixtures, sale and purchase, ownership and safety features.In addition the unique GIS mapping database allows a wide range of accurate offshore maps to be produced, based on regularly updated parameters. The organization maintains a time series database of more than 15,000 series, which are available through a number of hard copy and digital products.The market research group is responsible for tracking the main markets including offshore oil, merchant ships, shipbuilding and fabrication and alternative energy and produce a broad range of publications.The research services team works closely with clients to provide market reports, statistics and related analysis to the customer's specification. Finally, the IT team carry out the programme of support for all CRSL web and database operations.CRSL is the largest independent shipping and offshore information provider, operates under ISO9001:2000 quality systems and has a bright and enthusiastic research team dedicated to providing "better data for better decisions" in every part of the shipping, offshore and energy markets.For further information contact: Martin Stopford +44 207 334 3439; Julia Vanston +44 1531 634 561

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