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Korean yards to feature at SMM

Seoul: The Korea Shipbuilders' Association (Koshipa), official shipyard body of the world's top shipbuilding country, will be exhibiting for the first time at next week's 23rd Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair (SMM) taking place in Hamburg.

SMM is the leading trade exhibition of the global shipbuilding industry, and the 2008 edition will be the biggest yet. The exhibition will fill all halls at the New Hamburg Fair site, covering some 87,000 square metres, and the show was fully sold out months ago. More than 1,800 companies from over 50 nations are exhibiting, and the number of trade visitors is expected to surpass the 45,000 achieved by the 2006 event.

In first half 2008 Korean yards dominated world newbuilding orders securing some 50% of all work contracted.  [16/09/08] 

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