The move follows expansion earlier this year when Navtor acquired Houston-based Tres Solutions, a vessel performance optimisation specialist of which Clausen was previously VP Operations. Navtor has also opened an office in Germany recently and launched a new fleet management tool, NavFleet.
“I think the shipping community here in Denmark, which is known for its advanced, high-quality business approach, will be very receptive to the Navtor philosophy, ambition and innovations,” declared Clausen.
“I’m looking forward to driving further growth in this key European market. Navtor is already a global name in e-navigation, with customers in over 60 countries and solutions and services on board over 7,000 vessels worldwide. Developing the performance side of the business, and particularly the acquisition of Tres, opens up a new horizon of possibilities.”
Tor Svanes, Navtor CEO, commented: “We see Denmark as the next natural step for NAVTOR. We already have customers here but want to increase awareness of our innovations and services amongst some of the world’s leading, most forward-thinking shipowners. Jacob has an excellent network, maritime and digital pedigree, and the ambition to help us meet our objectives, as we help the Danish industry navigate towards a more sustainable, profitable future.”