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  • Supplier payments
  • Cash to Master
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  • A solution built for manning and finance directors and their teams
  • Saves time, frees up cash flow
  • For your crews, it’s cheaper than banks and exchange houses, more secure and faster

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Navigating new financial seas

How to deploy digital solutions to maximise profit and reduce risk

Shipping companies are increasingly turning to digital solutions to optimise different aspects of a voyage and CFOs have become more involved in making decisions to support digital transformation.

The value of these solutions might be clear to one working in the operational department, but for the finance team, the benefits may be less clear-cut.

Our report showcases how digitalising different aspects of a voyage can generate substantial financial gains, helping financial leaders steer their way through the complex maritime digital solutions landscape.

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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.

Quick intro to the E-Wallet

In 2 minutes, find out how you can:

  • Save time and money
  • Reduce cash flow
  • Make processing significantly easier
  • Deliver many benefits for your crew
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Read our guide – how shipping companies can reduce Cash to Master and improve the payroll process

What you’ll find inside:

  • How our payment solution enables Captains, crew and onshore teams to manage pay, bonuses and advances with ease – and reduce cash on board
  • See screenshots of our solution


Too much paper flying around? Not sure you’re checking every DA?

We can help

Operations directors and their teams can automate every step of the disbursement accounting process and make significant savings on your international payments.

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

Free up time for your teams to spend on 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 companies.

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

Watch the DA-Desk demo video

It’s a detailed demo of DA-Desk

Watch a video tour of all the features of DA-Desk, including:

  • Agent appointment – how quick and simple it is to appoint an agent
  • PDA and FDA approval – how easy it is to review line-item costs and compare PDAs
  • The screening, validation and checking of PDAs and FDAs
  • Reporting
  • The enhanced compliance checks built into payments
  • Managed vessel tracking and Port Document Management System

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

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

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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

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“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


Introducing PortLog Pro – your latest PortLog solution upgrade

How are you estimating unpaid time? Are you relying on tacit knowledge alone?

Using the world’s largest SOF + FDA database + CP terms, PortLog Pro simulates laytime impact and accurately estimates demurrage/despatch and unpaid time.

Generate data-driven voyage estimates, evaluate potential fixtures and make more profitable freight trading decisions.

All this in a few simple clicks as we’re integrated with your Veson IMOS Platform.


The new digital solution for laytime claims processing

  • Digitalise and standardise your laytime claims process
  • Improve claim accuracy and reduce costly errors
  • Faster cash conversion of your claims


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

If you’re in one of these teams, we can help!

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Latest news

New Marcura Report Outlines Key Challenges and Opportunities Facing Maritime CFOs

A new report by Marcura and Thetius titled “Navigating Financial Seas” asked CFOs to provide frontline insights into the challenges they face as digital transformation is increasingly a central consideration for companies.

By speaking with financial leaders directly, Thetius analysts were able to identify five main obstacles facing CFOs and the strategies they are employing to tackle them.

Unlocking Digital Horizons in Maritime

Unlocking Digital Horizons in Maritime: Join Sigrid Teig at Geneva Dry 2024 on May 2nd

Expect an insightful exploration of the digital era’s challenges and opportunities, especially in light of Generation Z’s entrance into the workforce.

[WEBINAR] Predicting demurrage with PortLog

Should you be making quicker, more profitable fixture decisions using data and analysis over gut feeling and instinct?

Watch PortLog’s demo webinar recording to understand how to leverage the 38.2m digitised events in PortLog to identify fixture risks and improve the accuracy of your voyage estimates.

[WEBINAR] All hands on tech: Tackling the top worries of maritime CFOs

Our insightful webinar explores how maritime financial leaders can leverage digital solutions to boost profitability and efficiency.

In partnership with maritime consultancy, Thetius, our research provides practical guidance on implementing technologies across your organisation’s operations, from pre-fixture to post-fixture and the voyage itself.

Navigating new horizons: Marcura’s outlook for the maritime industry in 2024

Embarking on 2024, the maritime industry is steering through transformative times, propelled by technological advancements and strategic shifts.

Jens Poulsen, co-founder of Marcura and Group CEO, offers his insights and expectations for the developments in the year ahead.

MarTrust appoints Stuart Gregory as new CEO

In a strategic move to bolster its position in the maritime payments sector, MarTrust – the maritime payments provider – is set to undergo a renewed phase of development and expansion.  Over the past years, under the leadership of Domenico Carlucci and with the steadfast support of the Marcura Board, MarTrust has become a prominent fintech entity, managing over $12bn payments annually.

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