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of Managing Directors Marc Slinger,
René Mikkelsen and Uffe Hansen.
"We have years of experience from the
dry bulk industry, and together with
a strong financial player as Thornico,
we believe we have a great setup," the
three said in a statement.
Thorco Projects and Bulk will operate
as separate companies but both also are
positioned to find and deliver market
areas for synergies.
"The market boundaries are inching
close together more than ever, we find
ourselves within each other's segments,"
Thomas Mikkelsen said.
"And we will, of course, collaborate
closely, however, without losing focus
and causing our clients to become
confused about the fact that we are two
separate entities," he adds.
SHIPPING & PORTS
AN INSPIRING INITIATIVE
Thorco Projects believes in giving back and formed a partnership with the Red Cross to
utilize its vessel, "Thorco Africa," to transport cargo and host events in aid of Africa. "Our
agreement with Red Cross is a way to implement the idea of social responsibility and innovation in an industry with no traditional relation to this kind of engagement," Thorco CEO
and Partner Thomas Mikkelsen stated.
"We may not change the world with this project, but it is a start, and we truly hope we
can inspire other, more conservative industries to take similar initiatives," he added.
Berg sees a strong future for Thorco
Projects. "We've had a lot of success
in a very short time, and a lot of people
say, 'You grew too fast,'" he says. "[But]
going forward we know that we have a
staff that's able to manage, deliver, pro-
duce and take on these new challenges
More mergers may be in Thorco Projects' future, Berg adds. They will depend
on "what makes the most sense for us to
be in the best position for our customers
now and in the future," he says.
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