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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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19 September 2006

Newsletter September 2006

The world’s largest e-marketplace for ship supplies trading continues its rapid growth and this time the focus is on the Americas.

Now, close to 70 shipping companies with 2,000 vessels are using ShipServ TradeNet for procurement transactions, with nearly 200 added in recent months alone. But how do they find information about suppliers worldwide? – the products they provide and the ports they serve?

It may sound like an easy job – it is all a few clicks away on Google. Or is it?

Conducting such searches to find out details about the products supplied or the ports served can be very time consuming as they often require visits to every single suppliers’ website.

ShipServ Pages is an online sourcing tool designed specifically for the maritime industry for the purpose of providing information about suppliers – in one single place. Purchasing professionals can access this tool free of charge 24/7 to conduct searches among 7,000 suppliers.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Ostergaard
Founder and CEO
Visit ShipServ at the IMPA 2006 Exhibition

ImageShipServ looks forward to seeing you at our stand (No. 22, Hall 2) at IMPA 2006, Wednesday and Thursday 13-14 September in Kensington Town Hall, London.

We will be presenting the latest developments on the world’s largest e-marketplace for ship supplies, ShipServ TradeNet, and on ShipServ Pages, the online sourcing tool for purchasing professionals worldwide.

To all ship owners and managers, we are also pleased to announce that out of 53 exhibiting suppliers, 26 are TradeNet Members. Come meet them as well!

In addition, ShipServ Senior VP Donald Staffin will be speaking to the IMPA Conference at 11:00 on Thursday. The topic of his session will be Key Performance Indicators and Benchmarking Standards: A Global Perspective.Apotheek Lagaay and ShipServ are pleased to invite you to a Champagne Reception on stand 22 and 23 in Hall 2 on Wednesday, 15.30-17.00.

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ShipServ TradeNet hot in Americas

ImageLeading the prestigious roster of new clients in the Americas is Teekay Shipping Ltd, of Vancouver, Canada, which has committed its global fleet of over 100 tankers. Other recent additions include offshore specialist Helix Energy Services, LMS Shipmanagement, Liberty Maritime, and Buenos Aires-based EstreMar.

LMS Shipmanagement has now been trading on ShipServ’s e-marketplace for a few months and the effects are already showing. Ed A. Seoane, Director of Procurement, LMS Shipmanagement, explains: “The efficiency increase is equivalent to removing the work load of one full time purchaser. It is now company policy for all new spare parts vendors to quote via ShipServ or else we will not use them.”

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Look for the ShipServ Pages balloon at SMM 2006

ImageShipServ will be exhibiting at SMM 2006, 26-29 September in Hamburg, and we look forward to seeing you at our stand No. 240 on the ground floor in Hall 9.

Look for the ShipServ Pages logo on the balloon above our stand – and join us to check out your company listing in the online sourcing tool, ShipServ Pages, and get a present.

Also, we will be happy to demonstrate how all procurement data flows automatically through ShipServ TradeNet, bringing benefits to shipping companies and suppliers alike.

Click here for more information on our products and services

How to make sure purchasers find your company

ImageShipServ Pages enable maritime purchasing professionals to search among 7,000+ suppliers using criteria such as ports, brands, and supply categories.

As a supplier, you will be most easily found if you are listed in the very top of the search results.

There are several ways to get there. The easiest is to buy a Premium Listing which will take you to the top of search results. However, adding a company name to a directory like ShipServ Pages is not enough – you also need to specify detailed information about brands, product categories, and ports served.

Besides including detailed company contact information, a Premium Listing also offers the opportunity to upload documents to the company profile, i.e. catalogues and price lists which can help further explain the products and services provided.

SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up now for a Premium Listing (EUR 795) and get two main banner ad weeks free of charge (worth 400 EUR).
Book here:

If you have any questions regarding ShipServ Pages and how to buy or update your listing, please contact

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Staff news

On 3 October 2006, ShipServ’s Chief Operating Officer, Kim Skaarup, will turn 50.

Kim has been with the company from the very beginning and his lifetime of shipping experience is of great value in establishing a new way of trading in our long-established indutry. He has recently transferred back to our Copenhagen office.

Thank you for your continued support.

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 trading platform and ShipServ Pages, the online sourcing tool for the maritime industry.

ShipServ TradeNet is the world’s largest independent and neutral (i.e. not controlled neither by buyer nor supplier interests) e-marketplace for ship supplies. The advantages of TradeNet have already been proven to 65+ ship managers and owners with almost 2,000 vessels doing 1,400,000 transactions annually, with 5,000+ suppliers. At the end of 2006 we expect to reach an annual runrate of 1.8 Mio. transactions at a trading value of $700 mio.

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List of TradeNet Members is available here