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 ship owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
As an Associate Member of BIMCO, DA-Desk will benefit from worldwide networking opportunities, have constant access to business-critical information and expert advice, and receive top-level representation to policy makers and regulators worldwide.
“DA-Desk Managing Director Hans-Christian Mordhorst explains why the company joined BIMCO: “Becoming a member of BIMCO carries many obvious benefits for DA-Desk. It is a well-respected organization that offers a multitude of top quality services and activities available for its members.”
“Equally important, we are very excited about joining an organization whose mission is to promote fair business practices, free trade and access to markets. This mission is fully shared by DA-Desk – in everything we do, we aim to increase transparency and raise standards together with all stakeholders in the maritime industry. We look forward to being an active participating member of the formidable community of BIMCO members.” Mordhorst concluded.
DA-Desk was founded in 2001 on the principle that an independent disbursement account (DA) processing company – not owned by port agencies or shipping companies – could provide an objective, automated DA process that would benefit both principals and agents. Today, the privately owned company, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is the world’s largest port cost management services provider. Its IT-enabled services and tools deliver operational efficiencies, enhanced security and cost savings while mitigating regulatory compliance risks for more than 220 customers across the globe making over 140,000 port calls annually. For more information please visit DA-Desk at http://w3.da-desk.com
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