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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 November 2005

Newsletter November 2005

Dear Friend of ShipServ:

ShipServ TradeNet strengthens its position as the world’s leading e-commerce platform for marine procurement.

We are happy to announce that Chevron Shipping Services LLC, Seabulk Tankers, Seatrade Groningen B.V, Pan Continental Shipping Co. Ltd., Sandigan Shipping Services Inc., and AJ Ship Management GmbH have all signed up as users of ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) solutions and will start trading gradually over Q4 2005 and early Q1 2006.

With these new TradeNet Members, the number of vessels connected to the e-commerce platform has grown to 1,400 – that is a 30% increase in four months!

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ostergaard
Founder and CEO

Significant reduction in order cycle times at Meridian Marine Management Ltd.

UK-based ship manager, Meridian Marine Management Ltd. has seen a reduction in order cycle times when using ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management solution as 50% of quotations received are now responded to within the day.

The elimination of manual retyping, faxing and e-mailing in the order process saves time which can be used for sourcing and strategic purchasing activities.

ShipServ provides business intelligence reports that are generated on the basis of all Meridian’s transactions on TradeNet and compared to TradeNet averages. Such reports facilitate process improvements by providing information on supplier response times, supplier response rates as well as supplier success rates (requests for quotes to purchase order ratio).

Meridian’s Liam Herbert, Purchasing and Systems Manager explains “superior reporting methods allow us to track supplier performance and response rates.”
TradeNet Conference 2006

The ShipServ TradeNet Conference 2006 will take place Wednesday-Thursday, 10-11 May in Copenhagen.

Book the dates now!

We will let you know more about the schedule once the programme has been finalized.

If you missed the TradeNet Conference 2005, here is your chance to see a summary of the two exciting days where 100 attendees joined together for presentations and workshops on how to become SUPEREFFICIENT and discussed the future of ship supply management.

Please note the file size is 2MB and may take a few minutes to download.

Click here to download summary from TradeNet Conference 2005

Number of vessels on TradeNet grows 30% in four months

This autumn, Chevron Shipping Services LLC, Seabulk Tankers, Seatrade Groningen B.V, Pan Continental Shipping Co. Ltd., Sandigan Shipping Services Inc., and AJ Ship Management GmbH have connected to ShipServ’s e-commerce platform, TradeNet, thus increasing the total number of vessels connected to more than 1,400.

These new TradeNet Members will further boost the impressive transaction growth rate of 280% seen in the first 10 months of 2005.

Click here for the recent press release on TradeNet’s growth in North America

Meet ShipServ at Marintec China 2005

Marintec China will take place from 6-9 December in Shanghai and ShipServ will be present in the Danish Pavilion.

We will be happy to demonstrate our electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) solutions for suppliers as well as ship owners / managers for you and discuss your specific needs and points of interest.

Re-design of TradeNet Member List

The online TradeNet Member List has been re-designed to promote selected ship owners / managers and suppliers using the e-commerce platform for ship supplies trading.

The list of eSSM Certified Suppliers includes suppliers using ShipServ’s most advanced electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) solution for suppliers: ExpertSupplier which can include Order Management, Catalogue Management, Delivery Management, Marketing and Business Intelligence Modules.

The list of Selected Suppliers represents companies that are trading with one or more connected ship owners / managers on a regular basis whereas the list of 1-2-1 suppliers represents companies that are only connected to one ship owner / manager via TradeNet.

Click here to see the TradeNet Member List

Sales Managers – Europe and / or Asia

ShipServ is continuing its expansion as the leading maritime e-commerce platform and is looking for new sales managers to join our energetic team.

Click here to read the full text

Thank you for your continued support.

ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) solutions deliver significant efficiency gains to the global maritime industry by providing an electronic trade link between buyers and suppliers of spares and provision as well as their logistics partners. ShipServ TradeNet is the world’s largest independent platform for ship supplies trading and neutral to supplier and buyer interests.
Through ShipServ’s eSSM, buyers and suppliers alike experience considerable savings in time and money, e.g. a 30 percent reduction in the order cycle time.
The advantages of TradeNet have already been discovered by 40+ ship managers and owners with more than 1,400 vessels doing 1,000,000 transactions per year with over 4,000 suppliers.
For more information go to or contact ShipServ
List of TradeNet Members is available here