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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 May 2005

Newsletter May 2005

Dear Friend of ShipServ :

With MSC (Hong Kong) and Meridian Maritime Management joining TradeNet, the number of ships on the platform now totals more than 1,100. Both companies state increased productivity – and thereby releasing resources to focus on more strategic procurement tasks – as a core reason for joining TradeNet.

This reflects an increasing focus on optimizing inter-company processes between trading partners. At ShipServ we call this trend ‘SUPEREFFICIENCY’ and it is the main topic for our upcoming TradeNet Conference, 16-17 June in Copenhagen. At the Conference we will also give away the TradeNet Awards 2005 to the most efficient supplier and ship owner / manager on TradeNet.

To find out which processes to optimize and streamline, a benchmarking study can be very helpful. DNV and ShipServ have joined forces to make the 2005 Ship Supply Management Benchmarking Study. You can read more about this below.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ostergaard
Founder and CEO

Visit ShipServ at Nor-Shipping

Nor-Shipping 2005, 7-10 June in Oslostand D07-38

Come by and help us throw away faxes

Here is your chance to bin all those faxes that you would otherwise have to sit down and enter manually into your procurement or sales order system.

We will gladly show you how all procurement data flows automatically through ShipServ TradeNet – the leading e-commerce platform for ship supply trading connecting ship owners / managers, suppliers and logistics providers.

For suppliers we will also present SmartSupplier – the next generation software for managing relationships with your trading partners.

Click here to sign up as Nor-Shipping Visitor

DNV and ShipServ launch benchmarking study

DNV Maritime Solutions have joined forces with ShipServ to launch the 2005 Ship Supply Management Benchmarking Study.

Ship Supply Management is about providing the fleet with correct spare parts, consumables and services with the right quality, in the right place at the right time in a cost efficient way. Ultimately it is also about keeping the fleet going and reducing the cost of operation.

The purpose of the study is to offer shipping companies insight into how well they are performing compared to industry colleagues, what is industry leading practice, what characterizes top performers and how they manage to be good. The study also offers input and recommendations on how study participants can improve their Ship Supply Management performance.

The study addresses:
# Purchasing
# Delivery
# Product Information Management
# Sourcing
# Contract Management
# Logistic Management
# Reporting & Process Control

You can learn more about the 2005 Ship Supply Benchmarking Study at Nor-Shipping.

Visit DNV at stand D02-04 or ShipServ at stand D07-38.

For more information, you can also contact:
Helge Hermundsgård, Director and Head of Management Solutions, DNV :
+47 4155 1035 /
Lene Simonnes, Vice President Business Development, ShipServ :
+45 4031 8849 /

Read more about the Benchmarking Study

MSC selects ShipServ e-commerce solution

Mediterranean Shipping Company (HK and China) Limited (MSC) and ShipServ have signed a contract for their Hong Kong managed fleet of 83 vessels to use ShipServ’s web-based trading platform and electronic ship supply management solutions to manage their procurement processes, both on shore and on board.

Mr Kevin Schellack, Managing Director of MSC (Hong Kong and China), had been tasked with bringing the ship management of 83 ships in-house to be based in Hong Kong.

Once the decision to establish ship management in Hong Kong was made, Mr Schellack decided that starting from scratch allowed him to fully utilize e-commerce and he was quick to look for and decide on a total suite of e-commerce solutions. As Mr Schellack was quick to point out: “The right systems to back the right people.”

Meridian turns to electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM)

Liverpool-based Meridian Marine Management will commence electronic trading via ShipServ’s TradeNet on 1 June. The system, which acts as a trading platform between ship owners / managers and suppliers, will operate over Meridian’s fleet of 37 vessels and include several hundred suppliers.

Meridian Marine’s Managing Director, Mr Alastair Evitt, commented, ‘At Meridian, we strive to offer the highest level of service to our owners. ShipServ will help us to achieve this goal by allowing us to work more efficiently for our diverse and growing fleet. We look forward to working with ShipServ and the TradeNet system toward this common end.’

TradeNet will move the company’s purchasing department from one of fax and e-mail based purchasing, to a fully integrated process which covers the purchase of all supplies. Electronic requisitions will be generated onboard vessels, sent to the purchasing department and then flow directly to Meridian’s suppliers as quote requests or orders. Through automation, it is estimated that the purchasing process will gain 30% efficiency with a great availability of information and no loss of control.

TradeNet Conference 2005 : The SUPEREFFICIENT Company

# Join us for a highly collaborative event combining workshop sessions, plenary discussions and presentations on the future of SUPEREFFICIENT supply chain management.
# Acquire business improvement knowledge for managing companies in the marine industry.
# Participate actively in the learning process.
# Share thoughts and visions on e-commerce with your trading partners.
# Take advantage of exclusive networking possibilities.
# Experience the power and value of your TradeNet Membership.
# And much more…

On June 16-17 in beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark, some of the best and brightest executives and managers from shipping companies and their suppliers will gather for the annual ShipServ TradeNet Conference.

Join delegates from Alfa Laval Nordic, Allweiler, Anders Utkilens Rederi, Andreas Nielsen Agentur, Betech Seals, CEC Shipmanagement, Cummins Diesel, Danish Supply Corporation, Dannebrog Rederi, Express Ship Chandlers, Fuji Trading, Fyns Kran Udstyr, GAC Marine Logistics, Green Management, Hamworthy Wastewater Systems, Hempel, Henry Marine, Hoegh Fleet Services, ISS Machinery Services, IUM Shipmanagement, MAN B&W Diesel, Masterbulk, NYK Shipmanagement, RM Consult, Seven Seas Shipchandlers, Stromme, TESMA, The Williams & Wells Co., Vroon, Wartsila, Westfal-Larsen Management as well as ABS Nautical Systems, BASS, CABUS Business Solutions, Consultas, IDEA Collaborations, Logimatic Software, ShipNet, and Spectec.

Read more about the programme at

Nominate your most efficient trading partner for the TradeNet Awards 2005 at

Sign up here

TradeNet Awards 2005

It is time to nominate your trading partners!

At the TradeNet Conference Dinner on Thursday 16 June, ShipServ will present two new industry awards:
# TradeNet Ship Owner / Manager of the Year
to the shipping company that has been most progressive in using technology to improve the way it interacts with suppliers.
# TradeNet Ship Supplier of the Year
to the supplier that has used technology most effectively to increase efficiency in the trading process and improve its customer service.

TradeNet Members will nominate their trading partners for this award and a judging panel consisting of Anders H. Lier, Director – Maritime & Shipping Sector, CapGemini; Helge Hermundsgaard, Head of Management Solutions, DNV Maritime; Karl Jeffery, Editor, Digitalship, and Paul Ostergaard, CEO, ShipServ, will pick the winners.

You do not have to participate in the TradeNet Conference to nominate your trading partners for this Award.

Deadline for nominations is: Wednesday 8 June!

# GREAT prizes for the award winners! ShipServ will give away something that is very useful, very modern, and very blue…
# Win credit note of EUR 500! Each TradeNet Member who submits a nomination will be entered into a random drawing. The credit can be applied toward ShipServ products and services.

Submit your nominations here

Thank you for your continued support.