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  • "ShipServ is a vital tool for us as a leading European ship chandler and we need to be highly visible in the ports we serve as it is used by all the leading shipping companies."

    George Saris, President
    Atlas Ship Chandlers

  • "We started to use TradeNet just to save time and stop manual typing of orders, but now we get other substantial benefits including vital benchmark data on suppliers’ response times that help us in all our negotiations."

    Knut Ove Thuland Hansen, Purchasing Manager

  • "Time is the biggest saving through ShipServ. We have detailed data that tells us that the amount of time we spend per vessel each week has dropped from 9.2 hours to 7.9 hours."

    Richard O'Malley, Purchasing Supervisor
    Crowley Maritime

  • "Encouraging our suppliers to adopt the e-commerce platform has been well worth the effort. We have reaped significant cost savings from streamlining our purchasing processes."

    Charles Ong, Purchasing Manager
    Keppel Shipyard

  • "Since joining ShipServ in 2012, we have gained 7 new clients in 18 months. It has helped our company be seen in the international shipping market as both ShipServ Pages and TradeNet are used by many different shipping companies and it also speeds up the process between buyer and supplier."

    Valeria Assandri,Machinery & Replacement Parts S.r.l

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9 January 2005

Newsletter January 2005

Dear Friend of ShipServ :

What a start for 2005!

January marked the launch of KMeC (Korea Maritime e-Commerce Network). A government inititative to develop e-commerce for the Korean maritime industry chose ShipServ as the provider of e-procurement trading platform and solutions for Korean ship owners / managers and suppliers.

Earlier this month, NYK Ship Management chose TradeNet to spearhead move to a fully automated purchasing process for 75 ships.

These agreements have strengthened TradeNet’s position as the leading e-commerce platform for ship supplies and we expect another record-breaking number of transactions for 2005.

Also, ShipServ is proud to announce that TradeNet has been nominated for a Lloyd’s List Innovation Award. The winner will be announced 24 February in London.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ostergaard
Founder and CEO

TradeNet chosen as e-commerce platform for Korean shipping industry

ShipServ has been chosen to provide e-procurement trading platform and solutions for Korean ship owners / managers and suppliers in a government-supported initiative to develop e-commerce for selected Korean industries.

In 2003, the Korean Government committed itself to ensuring that Korean companies take full advantage of new technology and software developments in international e-commerce.

ShipServ’s e-procurement solutions will be offered to some 65 ship owners / managers controlling over 430 vessels and to about 800 Korean suppliers. Korea’s ship supply industry will be exposed to the international market and have access to ShipServ’s existing customers from around the world.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr Chol Ho Kim, from the Korean Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries proudly stated: “We are very happy to support this initiative to bring the best global e-commerce systems to Korea’s shipping industry, ensuring our country’s competitiveness in the international markets.”

Read the full story on KMeC

ShipServ: software company that plays hardball

This article by Neville Smith featured in Lloyd’s List on Wednesday 26 January.

“As compliance improves and processes become more automated their cost decreases,” Paul Ostergaard says, “buyers that learn to use this well can save anything between $50 and $150 in processing costs per purchase order.”

“What the market can’t ignore is that unstructured data doesn’t allow you to compare and review quotes, and this is not just about saving re-typing, you are actually accumulating data, he explains.”

Read the article here

NYK commits to e-commerce procurement

NYK Ship Management (Singapore) has chosen TradeNet to spearhead move to a fully automated purchasing process for 75 ships.

NYK Shipmanagement Managing Director, Mr. Aswin K. Atre was enthusiastic about the decision, stating: “We believe that the use of TradeNet as well as their many and innovative web-based analytical tools and reporting capabilities will simplify the whole procurement process, saving time and improving communications between our suppliers and offices.”

“In turn, this will allow our existing staff to handle the expected increase in the number of vessels under our management in the near future; and they will have more time to analyse purchases and suppliers, make better informed decisions and arrive at better solutions to procurement related problems and bottlenecks, whether at ordering or delivery stage.”

Read the full story on NYK’s decision to use TradeNet

New staff

ShipServ has hired Thomas Banas as Sales Manager. Thomas has over 9 years experience in the IT Industry working in some of the world’s largest economies, Singapore, China, and the UK. He joins us from Maersk Data Singapore where he was heading up operations and focusing on introducing ‘best practices’ in e-commerce to the industry and companies alike. Thomas has clear insights and strong beliefs about e-commerce and its value to companies and the impact this has on their competitiveness.

TradeNet Conference 2005

The TradeNet Conference 2005 will take place in Copenhagen, Thursday and Friday 16-17 June at Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel. Book the dates now!

The programme has been expanded to two days and includes presentations by key industry speakers, panel discussions and workshops as well as exclusive networking possibilities.

We will let you know as soon as the programme has been finalised and we open for registrations.

Read about the TradeNet Conference 2004

Thank you for your continued support.