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If you process DAs, DA-Desk can help

Reduce costs and risk with the leading Disbursement Accounts solution, including payments.

Remove paperwork, save time and enhance compliance.

Marcura and our customers




Port calls per year


Payments made per year

Nearly 800

Global team members



Marcura at 21

This year marks Marcura’s 21st birthday.

Group CEO, Jens Poulsen looks back on the last 21 years and reflects on his journey with co-founder Christian Haunso.

Jens discusses the Marcura culture and values, what he is most proud of, the importance of customer first and the importance of compliance in maritime.

Going into a customer’s office with Christian: “That’s a peak moment for me always.”

Marcura’s values

Marcura’s values, described.

Jens talks about:

  • our “super important” customer first ethos & the steps we’ve taken to achieve it
  • how our mission is to help “the individuals at the desks performing their important jobs for the shipping industry”
  • why our customers’ trust is so important to us.

PortLog and Veson’s partnership for dry bulk

Veson VIP + PortLog = 🚢📈👍. We are excited to announce that PortLog’s time-in-port and cost data is now available in VIP.

The integration between PortLog and VIP for dry bulk customers brings PortLog’s exclusive data straight into the heart of the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP), available in the notification pane of the voyage estimator.

Operators, charterers and ship owners can now more accurately estimate the PnL impact of their commercial port calls, in order to better manage risk and realise operational, cost, and environmental efficiencies.

PortLog draws on extensive transactional data with over 20 million harmonised time events extracted from SOFs and multiple layers of proprietary Master Data.

This enables chartering and operations teams to:

💵 Estimate the total cost of a port call
💸 Estimate the financial risks related to total turnaround time, unplanned downtime, weather impact and berth level restrictions
🏗️ Predict the relevant calling terminal within a port with more accuracy than ever before
🌧️ Assess the risks and opportunities related to demurrage and despatch impact at the pre-fixture stage

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Leveraging technology to manage maritime sanctions compliance [FREE WEBINAR]

In partnership with Thetius, our webinar aims to bring together experts in the maritime sanctions and compliance field to explore and discuss the landscape as a whole, and how companies can leverage technology to assist in risk mitigation.

PortLog and Veson’s partnership for dry bulk

We are excited to announce that PortLog’s time-in-port and cost data is now available in VIP.

The integration between PortLog and VIP for dry bulk customers brings PortLog’s exclusive data straight into the heart of the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP), available in the notification pane of the voyage estimator.

How to obtain discounts and rebates on port call costs

15% of voyage expenses can be taken up by port call related costs, therefore having reliable numbers and knowing how these costs are derived is extremely important for decision-making.

The cost of calling at a port needs to be as accurate as possible for the chartering team to calculate voyage expenses. How much costs can change depends on different variables which, if carefully assessed, support the risk analysis in taking cargo or not.

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Sanctions and regulations – monitoring risk

Operations Directors should ensure that continuous monitoring programs are in place to keep up to date on the latest sanctions and other regulations.

Bourbon implements MarTrust’s E-Wallet solution

MarTrust announced that Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar has chosen MarTrust’s E-Wallet solution to digitally transform the way it manages crew payments.

Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar is the manning affiliate of the Bourbon Group, one of the world’s leading offshore marine services companies

Marcura secures growth investment

We are excited to be partnering with Marlin Equity Partners to further invest in our existing platforms and services and accelerate our solution expansion.

Marlin is a global investment firm that specialises in investing in international software- and platform focused companies.

Streamlining the processes of the shipping industry and driving greater efficiency, compliance and security

Cost-effective Compliance

& security

Significantly improve your compliance overnight by joining Marcura.

Dozens of dedicated compliance specialists check all our customers’ agents every day, validate all payments and make comprehensive AFC checks.

Data digitised


We see around 200k port calls a year – all digitised so we can provide our customers with improved data, analytics and insights.

Integration and control


Integrations with the leading VMSs and dedicated onboarding (we call it Hyper-Care) and customer success teams take the stress out of using Marcura solutions.


Improve fixture profitability – predict and manage port time

Time is money and more than 40% of voyage time is spent in port. We solve the last piece of the voyage optimisation puzzle by helping you predict and manage time and cost in port.

PortLog delivers a unique suite of tools to accurately predict the financial impact of terminal time and conditions, powered by millions of digitalised Statements of Facts and AIS data.

Simulate port costs, lost time, weather impact and risk/reward opportunities related to your fixture terms and counterparties.


Crew payments made easy

Whether it’s paying your crew, suppliers or Masters, MarTrust can (almost certainly) improve your current situation.

A “built-specifically-for-maritime” solution that will:

  • reduce your FX and transaction fees
  • significantly enhance your sanctions and AFC compliance
  • be of real benefit for your crews.

We’re 100% maritime and we’d really appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you how we can help.


See how you can make up to $700 cost savings per port call –  Get a demo

From agent appointment to voyage closing, automate every step of the disbursement accounting process, including making significant savings on your international payments.

Remove paperwork, save time and enhance your compliance, reconciliation and security.

By using DA-Desk, you’re not just outsourcing your DA process, you’re elevating and improving it. You’re freeing up time for your teams to spend on greater value-add activities.

A tried and tested solution (DA-Desk launched in 2001) and used today by over 350 of the world’s leading shipping operators.

We’d love to give you a free demo so please get in touch.

Walter from Seatrade: “We moved from piles of paper to DA-Desk”


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Clipper Bulk has been using DA-Desk since 2006 and added PortPayables, Dashboards, and KPIs over the years, which have turned the use of DA-Desk into a streamlined process throughout the organisation, with cash flow optimisation, easier closing, and reconciliation of voyages and less paperwork.”

Erik B Terkildsen
Head of Operations – Copenhagen

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“Marcura is the market leader in disbursement accounts and other platforms that come along with the port call process.

Marcura can manage a high volume of port calls – and this was the main factor to come over to Marcura.

Partnering with Marcura helps Eagle to perform better, to process accounts quicker and leverages on data and resources Marcura has all in one platform.”

Marc Radulovic
Senior Operations Manager

Marcura Testimonial

“DA-Desk is always up-to-date with global port tariffs and with their huge database they also know which invoices are true and what can be challenged.

We see a clear difference in the quality and efficiency we can achieve and now just one person is able to manage the DAs of the entire company.”

Manish Jain
Chief Operating Officer

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