[bluester] enters into a partnership with MarTrust
To give our users access to professional counterparty due diligence services we have entered into a partnership with MarTrust, a Marcura Group company.
For a minimal annual fee, suppliers registered with us receive a ‘Vetted by MarTrust’ status, signalling to all Ship Owners and Ship Managers that they are a trustworthy, ‘ready to go’ service supplier. Additionally, shipowners and managers may request on-the-spot checks of a potential business partner.
Martrust is an indepenent and specialised financial services provider to the Maritime Industry. As a Marcura company it is strategically connected to leading global financial institutions and has unparalleled insights and resources which allow it to vet companies across the shipping supply chain with highest efficiency and accuracy.
Christoph Oliver Kiese, CEO of [bluester]: "The partnership with MarTrust delivers another very clear value add to our users. Counterparty due diligence is a regulatory requirement and by giving access to MarTrust’s expertise and excellent service, we allow our users to substantially reduce compliance risks and to carry out reliable and secure transactions."
Domenico Carlucci, Managing Director of MarTrust, commented on the collaboration: “The problem for ship owners and managers is that, sometimes, their banks do not have a thorough understanding of the maritime industry, or access to the relevant information or contacts to complete compliance checks quickly and accurately. As a result, these processes can end up being burdensome and costly for the concerned parties – the banks, ship operators and ship management companies alike. Our tailored services help customers avoid that. We are very happy to provide our services to users of the [bluester] platform under the special agreement established, and we look forward to offering our efficient payment solutions in the near term to them, as well.”