Marcura Bulks Up its Compliance Team for GDPR


The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the appointment of TenIntelligence Limited's Richard Bell as its external Data Protection Officer (DPO). This appointment follows the recent hiring of Peter Meyer as a Data Protection Specialist working under the Group's Legal & Compliance Department.

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[bluester] and MarTrust partner to streamline due diligence services

September, 2017 (Dubai, UAE) – [bluester], a one-stop portal for buyers and suppliers of Maritime Support Services has entered into a partnership with MarTrust, a global payments provider and a Marcura Group company. Both companies are dedicated solely to the maritime industry, and are partnering to deliver due diligence services to users of [bluester].

The Marcura Group Acquires G-Ports (UK) and Falmor

The companies combine with a vision to deliver the world’s most comprehensive reference tool for port call costs in the tramp shipping sector and develop digital chartering solutions and services. 

September , 2017 (Dubai, UAE)The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the acquisition of the UK-based companies G-Ports (UK) Ltd., which specialises in port, congestion and commodity tracking data, and Falmor Ltd., a SaaS-based cloud platform for laytime/demurrage management and collaboration. Simon Francis, the Founder & CEO of the acquired companies, has assumed the role of Group Director for Business Development of Marcura’s Digital Chartering Services.

ShipServ and MarTrust partner to simplify international maritime payments

August, 2017 (London, UK) – ShipServ, the world’s largest procurement platform for the marine industry, has entered into a close partnership with MarTrust, a Marcura Group company. MarTrust is a global payments provider focused entirely on the maritime industry. The aim of the partnership is to make it easier for ship operators and managers to vet suppliers and make international payments. 

MarTrust can provide ShipServ customers with independent compliance checks, bank account vetting and validation, as well as process payments for the benefit of the 65,000 suppliers trading on the ShipServ platform. These due diligence and compliance checks are critical to processing the payments in accordance with increasingly complex financial regulations.

DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) to Increase Transparency in the Maritime Industry

June 2017 (London, UK | Dubai, UAE) – DA-Desk FZ-LLC, the largest independent provider of port cost management services, and the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), a non-profit chemical industry organization pushing to improve the safety and performance of transportation and storage for the chemical industry, today announced their partnership via the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share relevant data relating to CDI’s “International Marine Packed Cargo Audit Scheme” (IMPCAS).

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MarDocs is featured in the Baltic Briefing


MarDocs is highlighted in the article ‘Quick fixes in the cloud’, in the Baltic Briefing, May edition.

"Speaking to Baltic Briefing, Harry Reardon Smith, Commercial Manager at Marcura, says: “Improving the fixture process is not about simply doing ‘as per last done’ digitally. It’s about focusing on the underlying issues in the process, including providing compliance control over the charter party."

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Marcura and DA-Desk open representative office in Singapore

Singapore-based shipping and trading companies have become an increasingly larger part of the Group’s customer base and the opening of a regional office is part of the Group’s strategy to continue to place service functions closer to its customers.

Heading up the new office and the initiatives in the region is Capt. Errol Gonsalves, who comes from a role as Managing Director for one of the Group’s business units, CP-Desk.

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The Marcura Group Appoints New Executives for its Group Legal & Compliance.

New hires expected to support and strengthen the Group’s compliance-oriented offerings.

September 8, 2016 (Dubai, UAE) – The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the appointment of Taher Afridi as Senior Information Security Officer and Leanne Maw as Legal Counsel, who will both serve in the Group’s Legal & Compliance Department.

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