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The 5th Annual  BABC International Business Awards are fast approaching on October 8. October is Cyber Security month and we have a great keynote panel from NSS and Optimal Risk to fill you in on what the threats are out there and how they may affect your business. This is an excellent event for your IT and security people to attend. Register for your table or tickets today. 

So, just who are these companies who have made the cut to become finalists? This week we would like to introduce you to our Larage Corporte finalists.


Clarkson Shipping Services USA, LLC, in Houston is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clarksons PLC in London. Clarksons PLC is a world leader in providing integrated shipping services, bringing global connections and experience to an international client base. In addition to their traditional shipping services and operational support, Clarksons offers industry leading maritime research across most major shipping sectors. They have expanded into cognate areas and have sucessfully added a banking and shipping equities division in the US tht allows them to provide investment and equities trading  and analytical services to the market. They also offer tailer debt solutions to assist clients in managing different risk and interest in the shipping markets. 

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries. At 2013 year end, Oceaneering emloyed approximately 12,200 peope in 28 countries.


Established in 1974, Pentagon Freight Services is the largest privately owned dedicated Oil & Gas freight forwarder in the world.  Our first office was opened in London above a grocery store and our first shipment was check weighed on the grocer’s scales!  Today we have 54 offices in 25 countries, with global sales revenues of over $650m.  We have a global team of over 1100 dedicated professionals servicing the Oil & Gas single vertical market and handle over 17,000 shipments every month. Our Houston office, which we present for your consideration, has established itself as the largest office in the Pentagon Freight Services group with annual sales revenue of just over $150m and with a staff of 242.