NORDEN strengthens its customer offerings with the closure of the Thorco Projects acquisition


Today, Thorco Projects becomes part of NORDEN, and will continue to service current customers and further grow its customer base, while enhancing its global offerings as an integrated team - Projects & Parcelling - in the Freight Services & Trading business unit.

On 26 May 2023, NORDEN announced its intention to acquire the Thorco Projects business to gain access to new customer segments within the general cargo segments. The deal has now been approved by the Danish Competition Authorities.
“We are pleased to close the first acquisition in NORDEN’s 152-year-old history and welcome our new colleagues, who bring in a wealth of highly-skilled competencies and know-how, enabling us to not only expand our portfolio to all non-containerised cargo types, but also harvest the joint commercial synergies to further grow our businesses to the benefit of our customers,” says Jan Rindbo, CEO at NORDEN.  

With the integration of the new business, NORDEN now provides services within specialist general cargo segments such as break bulk, steels and wind energy related cargoes, where multiple cargo parcels from different customers typically are combined into single shipments, known as parcelling. 

“Today we join NORDEN, and we are all enthusiastic to be part of a trusted industry-leading organisation, that will enable us to further strengthen our customer offerings,” says Thomas Mikkelsen, Head of Projects & Parcelling at NORDEN - former CEO of Thorco Projects. “By being part of NORDEN, we are able to optimise and establish new trading routes, while adding new customer benefits by leveraging NORDEN’s strong reputation and expertise within decarbonisation, intelligent use of data and risk management,” he adds. 

With the acquisition, NORDEN is now able to service customers within all non-containerised cargo types in the dry cargo segment, ranging from Handysize to Capesize, including Multipurpose (MPP) vessels. Additionally, NORDEN opens a new office in Bremen, bringing the number of global offices up to 14. 

Learn more about our new business area here.

NORDEN offers dry cargo and product tankers services globally, from our 14 offices across 6 continents. We’re an integrated part of the global commodity trade – delivering reliable, safe and compliant transport solutions to our customers all over the world.

Listed on Copenhagen’s OMX Nordic Large Cap index, we’ve for the past 152 years offered our customers and shareholders industry-leading operator activities and cyclical exposure to the global markets, implemented by a highly skilled organisation. 

For further details please contact:
Anne-Louise Dam-Rasmussen, Head of Communications
(+45) 21 56 15 64