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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
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  • "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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15 March 2006

SpecTec and ShipServ Strengthen Partnership to Deliver Optimized e-commerce solutions to Customers

Providing customers with the most compelling and innovative e-commerce capabilities right at their fingertips, SpecTec and ShipServ today announced they are strengthening their strategic alliance.

SpecTec is the world’s leading provider of fleet management systems, and ShipServ is the leader in maritime e-commerce.

As part of the alliance, SpecTec and ShipServ will expand inter-operability across the full maritime supply chain from initial requisitioning through sourcing, ordering, delivery and invoice reconciliation. AMOS customers will be able to manage these formerly complex, labor intensive and time consuming processes between themselves and their suppliers, at a mouse click, within the AMOS application. This offering opens the door to a world of exciting and tremendously quality boosting efficiencies. It is evidence of yet another area where customers can lower cost by integrating operating systems with content rich web services.

“SpecTec’s goal is to bring the most powerful and effective services onto our customers’ desk giving our clients a choice of e-commerce partners.” said Giampiero Soncini, CEO of SpecTec Group.

“With over 5,000 suppliers connected to TradeNet, downloadable catalogues, global sourcing, Reporting, KPI and benchmarking, data cleansing capabilities, and soon electronic invoicing, this is a perfect complement to AMOS. By partnering with ShipServ, we have the opportunity to add enormous value for our customers by integrating the world’s best maritime software with the leading maritime e-commerce provider. It is a powerful combination of AMOS’s operations and management strengths with ShipServ’s unmatched content and transaction capabilities.”

“ShipServ’s goal is to be connected to every procurement system in the maritime world. We have today partnerships with all the leading maritime software providers and are integrated with their procurement systems. SpecTec gives us the opportunity to integrate with the full featured AMOS Fleet Management system, and the widest installed base of ship-based management systems” said Paul Ostergaard, ShipServ’s CEO.

“We have been partners with SpecTec, an innovative and customer focused company with a long track record, for several years, but the time has now come to launch a second wave of initiatives together as new software, industry standards and regulations require us to step up and meet the challenges faced by our customers. We believe the maritime world is uniquely positioned to benefit from shared services and web based content. This partnership pledge is our assurance to AMOS customers that ShipServ values and understands the criticality and integrity of the systems and business processes they have deployed. Our mission is to bring their suppliers into that chosen reality.”

Among SpecTec and ShipServ customers are Aboitiz Jebsen, Hoegh Fleet Services, Masterbulk, Westfal-Larsen Management, Tyco, Vroon and have also penetrated the cruise market.

Press Contacts:

SpecTec

Paul Ashton
CIO
+44 161 888 2288
paul.ashton@spectec.net
www.spectec.net

ShipServ

Linda Ho McAfee
Senior Vice President
+852 2501 9215
lindahomcafee@shipserv.com
www.shipserv.com

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Editor’s Notes:

SpecTec is today the world largest company providing the shipping industry with high-end software solutions for maintenance, purchase, quality, document-handling, crew management etc. Our range of software products aimed at enhancing your ability to: Optimise your fleet management & control; Increase your operational efficiency; Comply with most IMO & ISPS regulations and TMSA requirements.

In its 22 years of existence, the combination of a strong focus on the Maritime industry and dedicated employees with seagoing experience has enabled AMOS to become the world’s leading maritime software provider. Today, over 12,000 AMOS licences have been sold to more than 1,200 companies in the maritime industry.

ShipServ was founded in 1999 and is the world’s leading provider of maritime e-commerce solutions that bring business benefits to ship owners / managers and suppliers alike, via the TradeNet e-commerce platform.

TradeNet, ShipServ’s web-based trading platform:

ShipServ TradeNet is the world’s largest independent trading platform for ship supplies. It is founded on the basic operating principles of neutrality and transparency, and its ownership is carefully selected to eliminate conflicts of interest posed by individual supplier or ship owner interests.

The advantages of TradeNet have already been proven to 50+ ship managers and owners with more than 1,500 vessels doing 1,500,000 transactions annually, with 5,000+ suppliers.

Last year saw a 266% increase in the number of transactions made via TradeNet.

ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) Solution includes:

ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management Solution includes the following modules: Sourcing, Order Management, Catalogue Management, Delivery Management and Business Intelligence. An Invoice Management module will be released later this year.

ShipServ TradeNet and ShipServ’s electronic Ship Supply Management solutions simplify the procurement process for shipping companies and suppliers alike. Old-fashioned fax and paper transactions are replaced with electronic trade resulting in savings in time and money throughout the supply chain. The automatic transferring of data between the shipping company’s procurement system and the supplier’s order management system reduces misdeliveries and the need for clarification communications.

ShipServ provides eSSM solutions for participants across the entire range of the marine marketplace, from shipping companies with just a few ships to the largest multinational ship managers; from small local ship chandlers to the largest OEM’s, contract suppliers and trading houses.

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