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8th June 2018

DA-Desk’s Mordhorst Promoted to Marcura Group COO

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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 Managing Director.

“One of the founding principles of DA-Desk is customer centricity,” said Group CEO Jens Lorens Poulsen. “Since Hans-Christian joined DA-Desk in 2012, he has developed new ways of making customer orientation central to its operation. This has supported our continuing growth and very strong customer retention.

“As Marcura’s other products mature, we want more business lines to benefit from the same customer focus and operational excellence,” Poulsen said.

As Group COO, Mordhorst will focus primarily on providing resource management, service delivery and strategic direction for Marcura’s established businesses in the payments, procurement and voyage administration sectors.

“We want our customers, present and future, to know that they can depend on Marcura’s businesses to deliver services and create value at the same consistent level they’ve come to expect from DA-Desk,” said Mordhorst. “That will be my main responsibility in this new and exciting role.”

Before joining DA-Desk, Mordhorst developed his deep shipping knowledge in roles as Chief Commercial Officer for Team Lines; Managing Director for Maersk Line in Russia, Finland and Baltic States; and European Sales & Marketing Director for P&O Nedlloyd.




About The Marcura Group

The Marcura Group provides the maritime industry with 24/7 operational support services and specialised cloud-based platforms managed by industry specialists. We work closely with our global customers and partners to develop innovative solutions to everyday industry challenges, and together raise standards along the way.
Founded in 2001 on the principles of independence and transparency, we are headquartered in Dubai with a global network of offices.

Our group includes, among others, the world’s largest port cost and port time management company, DA-Desk; a leading supplier-vetting and procurement services provider, PortsDirect; and a maritime-focused payment processing company for secure, efficient and cost-effective international payments, MarTrust. In the tramp shipping sector, in particular, our companies also provide structured cash management, fixture management and business intelligence services.

We deliver voyage-optimizing systems and the benefits of scale to over 350 leading maritime enterprises worldwide. Our team of over 600 people includes maritime operations experts, software developers, scientists, engineers and data analysts from 30 different countries – all committed to supporting the frontline of the maritime industry.

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