Danica expands with new office in Riga, Latvia

Danica Crewing Specialists has opened a new office in Riga, Latvia – giving access to a large and growing pool of highly competent officers from the Baltic countries.

Announcing the opening, Danica Managing Director Henrik Jensen said: “These countries boast large pools of highly competent and very experienced chemical, product and gas tanker officers. The area hosts as many as 30,000 seafarers and we are well-placed to recruit the very best crew for our discerning clients as well as providing top-level employment for dedicated officers.”

The office in Riga is a joint venture with Albacore Maritime Services in Estonia and Albacore founder, Peter Jarvsoo will be heading the office. Peter has vast experience in Marine HR having held senior positions with EMS (Eitzen), Wallem, Thome and Golar LNG.

Plans for the Riga office began earlier this year but were paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that restrictions have been lifted, the office team, which includes Capt. Sergejs Jerohins and recruitment manager Linda Fridberga-Fridenberga, are finally able to work there and have already recruited more than 70 officers.

The new Riga location further boosts Danica’s network of Eastern European offices and will work closely with the other five Danica offices in Hamburg, Odessa, St Petersburg, Vladivostok and Nakhodka, following the same high standards and procedures.

Danica clients benefit from having access to a vast number of seafarers throughout Eastern Europe via a single contact point, with cost-savings and full transparency.

Henrik Jensen commented: “I am pleased to see the office in Riga now fully operational. Riga and Latvia are important key seafarer locations and our presence there enables our clients to benefit from having access to an even larger pool of seafarers.”

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