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CMA Shipping
37th Annual Expo & Conference
March 29-31, 2022Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

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-optimising 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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