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Webinar crazy – What has the maritime world been discussing in the last 12 months?

Webinar crazy – What has the maritime world been discussing in the last 12 months?

B2B has gone webinar crazy in the past two years, primarily because the pandemic has stopped any chance of in-person conferences and exhibitions. But what exactly have we been discussing? What’s hot in marine webinars?

Marcura and UNGC

Marcura and UNGC – 9 years on and still going strong

Marcura Group adopted the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles way back in 2012, by embedding them in the fabric of our group. We have formed a UNGC committee within the group, which is being led by our employees across our global offices. Our progress The committee’s job is to find different ways to apply…

Customer Stories: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Customer Stories: An interview with Marc Radulovic, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

In conversation with Marc Radulovic. We are proud to present our interview with Marc Radulovic, Senior Operations Manager at Eagle Bulk Shipping. Marc talks about Eagle’s journey with Marcura so far, covering change management in digital transformation, the importance of data standardisation, critical insight access, benchmarks and port expenses.

Hans-Christian Mordhorst made CCO and Dionysis Tzelepis becomes MD of DA-Desk

Hans-Christian Mordhorst made CCO and Dionysis Tzelepis becomes MD of DA-Desk

Hans-Christian Mordhorst who, for the past 7 years, held the position of Managing Director of DA-Desk FZ-LLC, has been appointed Marcura Group’s Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Chairman of DA-Desk. For the past 20 years Hans-Christian held senior positions in the global shipping industry. Group CEO, Jens Lorens Poulsen said, “Marcura has set very ambitious…

The Marcura Group is working with Accuity to streamline Financial Crime Screening.

The Marcura Group is working with Accuity to streamline Financial Crime Screening.

“Our customers trust us to support them in their maritime operations and transactions, and this clearly includes supporting them in complying with all relevant international regulations. The solution from Accuity has allowed us to further improve the robustness of our compliance framework, which is critical given the latest maritime industry-focused advisories from the US, UK…

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ‘Communication on Progress’ report for the year 2019-2020.

The Marcura Group is pleased to share its 2019/2020 UNGC Communication on Progress report. We continue the direction set in 2012 by our flagship company, DA-Desk FZ-LLC, of upholding the UNGC’s Ten Principles by embedding them into the fabric of our Group. The full report is available on the UNGC website here: https://lnkd.in/dQrqEvG #sustainability #ungc #tenprinciples #maritimeindustry #shippingindustryIt is publicly available here:…

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ‘Communication on Progress’ report for the year 2017-2018.

We, at The Marcura Group, are pleased to present our third United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ‘Communication on Progress’ report for the year 2017-2018. Each year, our commitment to the UNGC Goals continues to influence our organization to improve quality of life for our employees and the standards of business that we practice. As we…

DA-Desk’s Mordhorst Promoted to Marcura Group COO

POSTED ON 08 JUNE 2018 BY SEANEWS.CO.UK The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced that it has promoted Hans-Christian Mordhorst to Group Chief Operations Officer. Mordhorst has served since 2012 at Marcura’s flagship company, DA-Desk, where he will also continue in his role as…

SYVR Selects Marcura to Deliver Compliance Services

POSTED ON 29 MAY 2018 BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE  SYVR (www.syvr.org), a platform for matching shipping companies and insurance companies with high quality marine surveyors globally, has appointed Marcura (www.marcura.com) to deliver KYC and compliance screening. SYVR is being launched with an initial focus on marine insurance, specifically H&M, P&I and cargo surveys. Surveyors are assessed based…

Marcura Bulks Up its Compliance Team for GDPR

POSTED ON 28 MARCH 2018 BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE  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…

[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]. As…

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…

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…

Our CEO’s article is featured in the latest issue of Futurenautics Ltd.

Our CEO, Jens Lorens Poulsen’s article on collaboration, big data and utilities relevant to the Maritime Industry published in the new Futurenautic publication: http://bit.ly/2g1cx8f

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…

MarDocs is featured in the Baltic Briefing

POSTED ON 08 MAY 2017 BY 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…

Marcura Launches Industry’s First Cloud-based Fixture Manager

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016, – The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the launch of MarDocs™, an innovative, cloud-based collaboration tool. Supporting the automation of the chartering process Charterers find themselves with ever-growing numbers of fixtures that refer to “as per last” without…

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…

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…

DA-Desk: Meeting Compliance Requirements in Shipping & Maritime Services

First published on blog.marcura.com/laytime-desk  Shipping companies are increasingly facing regulatory pressures. A growing list of requirements relating to financial and systems controls, and compliance with anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, are some of the most important issues which vessel-operating companies need to navigate in order to not run afoul with various laws and regulations in…

Laytime-Desk: Considerations for Outsourcing Laytime Calculations

By Nigel Harkness, GM Laytime-Desk. First published on blog.marcura.com/laytime-desk  Why could outsourcing of your laytime management benefit you?  The process of reviewing the facts of a voyage after its completion, calculating the laytime in accordance with complex charter party terms, as well as obtaining a settlement, keeps commercial staff from more important day-to-day matters and could…

Laytime-Desk: How To Simplify The Laytime Process In Maritime Transport

First published on blog.marcura.com/laytime-desk It’s every ship owner’s frustration: mixed-up paperwork, which results in delayed or rejected claims. And most times, disagreements over laytime calculations seems to be unavoidable. An all-too-familiar predicament for many seasoned professionals in the maritime industry, misinterpreted charter-party (CP) clauses and laytime calculations can often prove to be a costly affair.…

DA-DESK: Security and Fraud Protection In Maritime Transport & Shipping Services

First published on blog.marcura.com/da-desk At DA-Desk, security and fraud prevention are at the top of our list when it comes to ensuring that our customers’ transactions and data are secure. Our customer-centric approach to confidentiality is what continues to set us apart from our competitors. Enterprise-grade security ensures that your business transactions are safe with us.…

The DA-Desk Difference: Leading with Co-Creation

First published on blog.marcura.com/da-desk A growing trend in business and product development is ‘co-creation’. By its very name, it implies a collaboration between two or more parties. In our case, we partner with the customer – or user – in the creation of value. The term ‘co-creation’ is not new. However, it is now receiving…

The DA-Desk Difference: Customer Focused Service

Hans–Christian Mordhorst, Managing Director of DA-Desk, discusses the importance of understanding our customer profiles in order to attain optimal customer service. To watch his entire interview, click here: http://bit.ly/28X4eG6 www.da-desk.com

TRACE Offers Complimentary Due Diligence Review To Port Agents In Partnership With DA-Desk To Increase Transparency In The Shipping And Maritime Industries

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TRACE International, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, today announced the launch of a program as part of its Certify the World campaign to support commercial transparency in the shipping and maritime industries. In collaboration with its partner, DA-Desk, the world’s largest independent provider of port cost…

United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress 2016

This is the first Communication on Progress Report for The Marcura Group, covering the period from June 2015 to May 2016. This Report has been inspired by the insights and commitment of one of our portfolio companies, DA-Desk FZ-LLC. Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/28ZQtqi

MarTrust: Sailors Honoured at Day of the Seafarer 2016

Suffice it to say, the layman’s understanding of the mysterious world of seafaring is restricted to watching Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs. In reality, the insurmountable odds faced by seafarers at the helm of the shipping industry the world over is often overlooked as we bask in the convenience of being spoilt for choice when…

Laytime-Desk: The Importance of Laytime and Demurrage Calculations

By Ken Anderson, Director of Special Projects When laytime and demurrage enthusiasts (yes, we know…), bloggers and industry people talk laytime, they seem to consistently circle around the same subjects: the implications of free pratique and BPVOY4, inchoate notice, this and that specific clause, and all the different interpretations stemming from interesting case studies and…

MarTrust: International Crew Payments and the Story of Six Wives

By Domenico Carlucci, Managing Director of MarTrust One of the main reasons why our customers use MarTrust’s payment processing services is that we are dedicated and always available. International crew payments can be the bane of many ship managers’ and masters’ lives. The current success rate of maritime payroll payments through traditional means averages at…

Meeting Customer Demands in Japan

Feautred in Kaiji Press, Japan  The Board and senior management of The Marcura Group recently visited the group’s customers in Tokyo. We were honored to be interviewed by and featured in the Kaiji Press, a dedicated maritime newspaper. We established our office in Tokyo back in 2013, and as reflected in this article, we found…

The Marcura Group appoints Managing Director for Marcura Nordics ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dubai, UAE – May 23, 2016, – The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the appointment of Kim Ahler as Managing Director of their Scandinavian representative office, Marcura Nordics ApS, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. To read entire press release, click here: English…

A Captain’s View on Smart Operations, Singapore, 12th May 2016

By Capt. Errol Gonsalves, The Marcura Group This 9th in the series of events organised by Fathom Maritime Intelligence had a more than moderate turnout last week in Singapore. Kudos to the speakers at the event!  The following is a short summary of the day: Smart Ships, Unmanned Ships, Paperless Ships, Ship Efficiency Data, Cybersecurity on…

A Captain’s View on Navigating Charter Parties

By Capt. Errol Gonsalves, The Marcura Group ‘A Rather Crypt’, ‘RecapHart Try’, ‘Act Harp Retry’ Those are some strange sentences! Perhaps they make some more sense when you learn that they are anagrams of ‘charter party’. Nothing more cryptic to a beginner in shipping than looking through a 50-page document and trying to make sense…

Marcura opens representative office in Copenhagen, Denmark

Dubai, UAE – May 1, 2016 – The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the opening of Marcura Nordics ApS, their Scandinavian representative office located in Copenhagen, Denmark. To read entire press release, click here: http://www.marcura.com/Pressmay.pdf

CMA Shipping 2016 – A Captain’s View

By Capt. Errol Gonsalves, The Marcura Group This is the ‘’must attend’’ classic event in the North American Shipping Calendar. Shipping 2016, organized by CMA, had more footfall this year than previous years; certainly a sentiment shared by many of the attendees. Did the low markets keep people away? Did the dire forecast for some sectors of the…

DA-DESK – INTERVIEW WITH HANS-CHRISTIAN MORDHORST, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dubai, UAE – April 01, 2016 – In the January/February 2016 issue of The Maritime Executive magazine, our Managing Director, Hans-Christian Mordhorst was interviewed by senior editor Jack O’ Connell. To read the online version, click here: http://www.maritime-executive.com/magazine/hans-christian-mordhorst-managing-director-da-desk

Cost Management in Emission Control Areas (ECA) 2016

ECA Compliance Methods The year 2015 has seen quite a few changes and challenges to the shipping industry including the reduction in oil prices, and currency fluctuations in South American countries such as the drop of the Brazilian Real and Mexican Peso. Arctic warming has opened up new routes while other areas suffer from global…

Shipping News, Weekly Round-up. 29 Oct – 4 Nov

The shipping industry by its nature encompasses national and international entities. Every voyage takes account of various factors such as the oil price, currency fluctuation, weather and various trade news that inherently affect the industry on a massive scale regarding routes, time efficiency and cost. Here is a roundup of the most relevant news of…

Maritime Sanctions Checks: The Impact on the Shipping Industry

The ever-changing world of politics has a far-reaching impact on both our personal and professional lives. Perhaps one of the most evident examples of this is the subject of sanctions and embargoes. These impact on the shipping industry in a number of different ways, from what goods you are allowed to carry and to where,…

DA-DESK – PORT PHOTO COMPETITION – SEPTEMBER WINNER ANNOUNCED

POSTED ON 01 OCT 2015 ON WWW.DA-DESK.COM Dubai, UAE – October 01, 2015 – In a tight race, Ms. Lorena Medeiros from the Agency Brandao Filhos Fortship Agencia Maritima Ltda, Brazil won September photo competition with her amazing ‘Men at Work’ photo of The Port of Fortaleza, Brazil. Congratulations to Brandao Filhos Fortship Agencia Maritime…

PORTPOINT IN THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE

POSTED ON 01 AUG 2015 BY PORTPOINT PortPoint’s PortCosts application is highlighted in the article ‘Data Overload’, in The Maritime Executive, July/August edition. Read the article here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0259dae#/d0259dae/96 or

DA-DESK – GREATER TRANSPARENCY IN THE INDUSTRY

POSTED ON 07 JUL 2015 IN SHIPPING NETWORK In the June 2015 issue of Shipping Network, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ magazine, Ms. Alexandra Wrage, the president of TRACE, writes about “how the industry can reduce corruption through collaborative compliance.”:  Ms. Wrage cited DA-Desk as an organization which provides industry participants with “an opportunity to…

PROFORMA DAs ON THE GO!

POSTED ON 06 JUL 2015 ON WWW.THEDIGITALSHIP.COM Proforma Disbursement Account (PDA) Approval Mobile App launched Dubai, UAE – 6th July, 2015 – DA-Desk has launched a new service under its PortSpend ManagementTM solution, the Proforma Disbursement Account (PDA) Approval Mobile App. The mobile app is available to download from Google Play and App Store. Tanker…

MARCURA LAUNCHES WEB-BASED PLATFORM FOR PORT DATA

POSTED ON 25 JUN 2015 ON MARITIME-EXECUTIVE The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, announced the launch of PortPoint, an online platform with modules for port costs, port information and port agents’ data. Read the full press release here: http://maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/marcura-launches-web-based-platform-for-port-data

Marcura launches web-based platform for port data

The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the launch of PortPoint, an online platform with modules for port costs, port information and port agents’ data. With the PortCosts module, users are able to quickly look up port costs globally based on data…

DA-DESK – RAISING STANDARDS TOGETHER

POSTED ON 14 APR 2015 IN SHIPPING NETWORK In the March 2015 issue of Shipping Network, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ magazine, Mr. Jake Storey, Vice Chairman of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), writes that “reducing corruption can only be achieved through an integrated approach from all stakeholders, governments, NGOs and international business.” He further…

DA-DESK JOINS BIMCO

POSTED ON 18 MAR 2015 ON WWW-DA-DESK.COM Dubai, UAE – March 17, 2015 – DA-Desk today announced that they have joined BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, as Associate Member. As a member of BIMCO, DA-Desk is now part of a community of over 2,300 global members from the maritime shipping industry, which includes…

DA-DESK ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

POSTED ON 19 FEB 2015 ON WWW.DA-DESK.COM Dubai, UAE – February 19, 2015 – DA-Desk today announced the promotion of Hans-Christian Mordhorst as Managing Director of DA-Desk to support the continuous commercialisation of value-adding services to the company’s fast-growing list of customers. “Following a record year of new customer gains, we continue to pursue business…

CP-DESK LAUNCHES WEB-BASED CP-VAULT

POSTED ON 26 JAN 2015 ON WWW.CP-DESK.COM New online platform streamlines and automates charter party processes Dubai, UAE – January 26, 2015 – CP-Desk, a business unit of The Marcura Group that provides charter party administration services for brokers, owners and charterers, today officially announced the launch of their CP-VaultTM platform. CP-Vault offers brokers and…

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