Written by Katarina Marais - International Marketing Manager | 09 March 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tromsø-based maritime digital platform provider Dualog has appointed a new sales manager with special responsibility for the UK market.
Richard Bjercke, formerly Branch Manager of OW Bunker Switzerland and Co-Head of the Residual Oil Desk at the global commodity trader Gunvor SA, brings solid expertise in the commercial and operational side of shipping to his new role. "I think my background helps us appreciate the concerns of the shipowners better, both when it comes to how IT must support operations as well as understanding the liability issues pertinent to maritime IT in terms of cybersecurity," said Bjercke.
With less than a year before the new IMO 2021 resolution on cyber risk management comes into force, Dualog is determined to have the human resources to support shipping companies as they take on the challenge of ensuring compliance with the new regulations.
Explained Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO of Dualog: "The UK has a long history of being one of the major shipping countries in the world as well as being one of Europe's (and the world's) financial hubs. With Dualog growing at such a fast pace in Northern and Southern Europe, in addition to Asia, we believe the UK is a natural focus for us as IMO 2021 moves closer."
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Notes to editors:
Since 1994, Dualog has developed and delivered innovative software solutions with the purpose of bringing ship and shore closer. Our purpose-built services for cyber security, email, data transfer and internet management help the global shipping industry to enable the integrated ship.
Our promise is to carefully look after your onboard solutions and ensure safe data transfer between ship and shore. We are on duty 24/7, and if something goes wrong, we will fix it.
We deliver Innovations at sea with passion to more than 5000 ships, and we are always curious and listening to our customers. It is in our DNA to continuously challenge the boundaries of technology, and from our dedicated in-house research and development environment we create solutions to improve your business.