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a joint venture with United Heavy Lift
(UHL), and became one brand under
the name Thorco Projects, serving
the project heavy lift market. "It was
a synergistic opportunity for the two
companies to come together," Berg says.
"UHL benefits from Thorco's network of
offices around the world and the market
knowledge and expertise of our chartering teams worldwide.
"Thorco benefits from additional
support on the technical side, with
additional resources of another team of
experts with an in-house naval engineer
and additional port staff that is standard
with the heavy lift operations," he says.
"Thorco Projects is able to offer that full
package to our esteemed clients. We,
together, have gained a more robust support network under the same umbrella."
SHIPPING & PORTS
A GLOBAL NET
Based in Odense, Denmark, Thornico is a family owned group of companies that operates in
multiple business sectors: food and food technology, packaging, sport and fashion, shipping,
real estate and investments. "When we in 2009, as part of our corporate identity process,
set out to define what we believe makes our company special and unique, we thought of
Thornico in the imagery of the spider's web," owners Thor and Christian Stadil said.
"We are a global net of over 120 companies within a variety of business areas," they
stated. "Our group consists of companies, subsidiaries, factories and sales offices all over
the world, creating business across and between markets and industries."
Rise to the Top
Berg joined Thorco Projects in 2012
after gaining extensive industry experience. A graduate of Maine Maritime
Academy, he began his career at Federal
Marine Terminals in Albany, N.Y., on
the stevedore side. "I started at the very
bottom with the hands-on aspects of
shipping," he recalls.
But the experience in Albany allowed
him to be introduced to all the heavy lift
and cargo carriers. "After that stint, I
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