Marcura is the parent company behind many of the leading solutions and brands that are streamlining processes in the maritime industry.
We’re an established, successful and energetic company and for the last 20 years we’ve been developing a series of innovative software solutions and platforms that have been digitally transforming our part of the massive maritime market.
We’re now nearly 800 people, based in multiple countries, who all operate with a “our customers come first” philosophy.
We have big future plans for new solutions and continued enhancements of our existing ones.
If you’d like to talk to us about your digital transformation, please get in touch.
Our mission: Streamlining the processes in shipping
90% of all world trade is handled by the global shipping industry, delivering critical energy, food and raw materials to 7 billion people.
This huge responsibility rests on a few hundred thousand frontline professionals. However, these professionals are being burdened by unnecessary friction and pain in what should be straightforward transactions.
It is easy to see why the industry needs solutions so that the front-line professionals can utilise their skills and knowledge, leaving them at the top of their game, at all times.
This is WHY we are committed to streamlining the processes in the shipping industry.
Helping the frontline of maritime
Before entertaining a new idea or initiating a project, we always ensure that we have considered 4 critical questions that each represent a core value of the Group.
Since 2001, these questions have been met and answered with solutions, business units and companies that are founded on principles of:
and, as a result, gain the trust of many of the world’s largest vessel operating companies.
21 years of innovation and solution development
Helping with the big issues in maritime
Jens discusses how our solutions can help with some of the big macro issues faced by maritime industry such as decarbonisation, master data, compliance and sanctions.
Marcura’s values, described.
Jens explains our customer-first ethos, how we’ve achieved it and why trust is so important to us.
Marcura: a local company
At Marcura, we have a broad global network. At the same time keeping local relationships with customers where they are and where they operate is vital.
Jens shares his views on why it’s important for us to stay close to our customers and how we do it.
Marcura at 21
As we mark Marcura’s 21st birthday, our 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 big maritime issues in 2022 including compliance.
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How we do it
Guided by our principles, we identify common transactions in the shipping industry with fragmented or non-existing standards, and where those transactions may cause high friction or carry unnecessary costs for parties involved.
We work with our customers through efficient processing of such non-standardised transactions, and aim to learn enough to propose an impartial, scalable solution that has the potential to become an industry standard.
Nearly 800 marine experts
Nearly 800 dedicated employees globally, most working from home at the moment, but with offices in Dubai, Mumbai, London, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Greece, Singapore and the United States.
And we’re growing fast: so far in 2022 we have hired over 80 additional team members around the world.
The Group’s operating companies and business units avail of the Marcura Shared Services which are provided by the parent company. By centralising the strategic and administrative support functions, we ensure our businesses are focused on making their business offerings operate smoothly and efficiently.
Sharing best practices across the business units also allows us to minimise wasted effort and maximise productivity.
Since the launch of DA-Desk in 2001, The Marcura Group has continuously introduced services in response to customer requests or market opportunities we identified as important for our strategy.
With our businesses, we aim to fill the trust gap in the industry by embedding our services into the industry’s actual transactions. This, we do by checking and clearing information, money and counterparties and therefore eliminating the unnecessary friction and frustration in what should be straightforward transactions.
Streamlining the processes of the marine industry
For 20 years, we have invested in businesses with unique expertise, innovative systems, efficient processes and skilled industry specialists. Businesses that have the potential to develop industry standards and innovate with efficiency, intelligence and value-adding services.
Each business founded on principles of independence and transparency with the aim to become a preferred specialist partner to the front-line people of the industry.
Tackling marine pollution
We’re committed to limiting our environmental impact within the maritime industry, not only within the Group but also with our customers and stakeholders.
We do this by adopting the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles, of which we’ve been a signatory for 10 years.
We strive to help our customers make better and more sustainable decisions, and with PortLog we are working to tackle pollution by reducing wait times at port, and cutting down fuel consumption and the resulting emissions.