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30th September 2019

Jesper Kjaedegaard joins The Marcura Group as Senior Adviser

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The Board of The Marcura Group is pleased to announce that Jesper Kjaedegaard has joined the Group as Senior Adviser.

A highly respected shipping personality, Jesper Kjaedegaard currently serves as Partner of Mercator International and has previously served as CEO of The Maersk Company, Chairman of Maritime UK, and President of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Dubai-based Marcura introduced its first cloud-based digital solution, DA-Desk, in 2001. The Group now serves more than 350 shipping companies, trading houses, mining companies and oil majors, who optimize their voyage execution, using Marcura’s cloud platforms and services.

Jens Poulsen, CEO of Marcura comments: “We are pleased to have Jesper join our Group at a time when the maritime industry is going through a major digital transformation. Jesper’s many years of board-level experience and industry reputation will be a great asset as we accelerate our efforts to expand and bring more digital solutions to the market.”

Jesper Kjaedegaard added:
“I am delighted to join Marcura, whose digital shipping platforms enable their customers to manage fixtures and voyage documentation, administer disbursement accounts and related payments, and monitor port call performance through data analytics. I have spent decades managing maritime hardware with a focus on ships and ports, however, over the past few years, I have taken an increasing interest in using technology to improve all aspects of shipping and port management. Marcura’s strong presence, independence and scale in the industry will allow me to exploit this interest further.”

Issued by Navigate PR on behalf of Marcura Group.

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Notes to editors

About Marcura:
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.

Our team of over 650 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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