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Danish VDR and IoT specialist opens new Distribution Center in Houston

New facility helps Danelec Marine get closer to customers and reduce its carbon footprint

Birkeroed, Denmark – Danelec Marine, the leading Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) manufacturer and maritime Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure provider has strengthened its global distribution network with the opening of a new Distribution Center in Houston, Texas.

The facility has been established as part of Danelec’s strategy to optimize its global infrastructure, work closer to customers and reduce environmental impact, especially in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action.

The new Distribution Center stocks complete VDR and S-VDR systems, conversion kits, VDR-related optional equipment, as well as Vessel Remote Servers and all other components necessary for DanelecConnect Maritime IoT Infrastructure installations.

Houston was chosen for its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and its ability to improve delivery lead-times for customers in North America and beyond. The facility is managed by long-term partner, GEODIS, which has been responsible for Danelec’s Distribution Center in Denmark for more than six years.

“We’re pleased to support Danelec’s expansion in the US and confident that the new facility will provide significant advantage to the company’s partners and end-customers in both North America and surrounding countries,” said Kent Husted, Managing Director of GEODIS in Denmark.

Ensuring an effective global supply chain with lower overall cost of ownership of its products, Danelec now offers delivery from its Distribution Centers in Copenhagen Denmark, Bangkok Thailand and Houston USA.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the GEODIS team to establish the Distribution Center and I look forward to the logistical improvements it will bring to our partners,” said Dorthe Nonboe Christensen, Supply Chain Director, Danelec.

Danelec’s new Distribution Center is operational now, with orders already being shipped from Houston to customers throughout the Americas.


New Distribution Center: Danelec getting closer to its customers in North America

About Danelec Marine

Danelec Marine develops technologies to optimize the safety, cost and performance of marine operations. Based outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, the company is a leading manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) and ship-2-shore data solutions, with products installed on more than 6,000 vessels worldwide. Danelec is committed to providing the most effective product and services that help customers in the marine industry to meet changing regulations and to operate more efficiently through the application of data collected on board and accessed in the cloud.


GEODIS is a global leading transport and logistics services provider recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a global network spanning nearly 170 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France and #7 worldwide. In 2020, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.4 billion in sales.

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