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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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6 November 2006

ISSA and ShipServ combine efforts to improve the quality of their respective web-based ship supplier directories

ShipServ Pages, the world’s largest and fastest growing online supplier directory for the maritime industry, boosted the quality of its information today with an agreement with the International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA).

Under the agreement, all ISSA members will receive a free listing in ShipServ Pages (www.shipserv.com/pages) – this is in addition to their existing listing in the ISSA Register (www.shipsupply.org/register/register.htm). The listing will include their ISSA logo, an accepted quality stamp on ShipServ Pages.

Furthermore, ISSA’s Malta-based membership secretariat and ShipServ’s Manila-based call center will cooperate in ensuring the continuous verification and updating of ISSA members’ data in both directories.

The deal gives ISSA members an additional channel for marketing themselves to new customers, while giving purchasing managers easy around-the-clock access to accurate and up-to-date information about quality suppliers globally.

ISSA President Wim van Noortwijk, explains: “We are delighted to provide our membership with one more valuable service in collaboration with our partner ShipServ. ISSA members undergo a rigorous vetting procedure before joining, and we are delighted that the ISSA logo is becoming an accepted quality stamp on ShipServ Pages”.

Paul Ostergaard, ShipServ: “Since the launch of Pages in April, we have been working tirelessly to enhance the quality of the listings. By enlisting the support of ISSA, the shipping industry’s pre-eminent supplier organisation, we are taking an important step in making Pages the ultimate sourcing tool for marine purchasers.”

In addition, it has been agreed that ShipServ Pages will be extended to include identification of suppliers that meet the stringent ISSA Quality Standard. This qualification, based on the ISO standard and endorsed by InterManager, helps to further distinguish suppliers that comply with the ISSA members Quality Standard.

Suppliers that wish to increase the level of information presented about them in ShipServ Pages can purchase a Premium Listing securing them the highest search result rank and allowing them to upload documents, e.g. catalogues and price lists. In addition, banner ads can also be used for enhancing suppliers’ visibility in the online directory.

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