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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 2006

Newsletter November 2006

Hat trick in Norway

ImageShipServ has scored an e-commerce hat trick by signing up three Norwegian shipping companies within three weeks.

Barber Ship Management, Transpetrol TM, and Solstad Shipping are joining ShipServ TradeNet, the world’s largest e-marketplace for ship supplies trading, with a combined fleet of nearly 200 vessels. This brings the total number of shipping companies to 74 with more than 2,200 vessels.

Commenting on this, Kai Bjorkelund, Managing Director, Transpetrol TM said: E-commerce has been on the agenda for a while, and the main benefit from our view is to get real time data from suppliers directly in to our procurement system without any manual typing. The demand of purchasing resources will be reduced for such work and they can use their time on more strategic purchasing.

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Improved quality in ISSA supplier directory and ShipServ Pages

ImageISSA and ShipServ are combining efforts to improve the quality of their respective web-based ship supplier directories.

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”.

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OBC goes fast forward

Ocean Bulk Carriers, which is part of the OBC Group of Companies, has set a record for being the fastest company to go live on the e-marketplace, ShipServ TradeNet. Within a week after signing up, OBC was transacting with all its suppliers, thus proving that implementing e-commerce is a simple IT project.

OBC was clear in what they required from ShipServ: the company wanted to take advantage of TradeNet’s widely accepted e-marketplace to transact with their suppliers, many of whom are already using it to trade electronically with other shipping companies. In addition, they wanted their purchasing system to be automatically updated, which will now be possible as they will be able to send and receive electronic transactions.

We believe our suppliers and our company will both gain from this venture. At the end of the day we want to streamline the full purchasing cycle and it should be a win-win situation for all parties. We are already seeing the reduction in order cycle time and we hope to achieve at the minimum 20% savings. We also hope that the time saved by the elimination of manual re-typing can be used to further develop our purchasing strategy, explains Beeta Soni, Purchasing Manager of OBC.

Ocean Bulk Carriers is a specialist in the bulk carrier market. The group owns and commercially and technically manages a number of dry cargo ships mainly in the handymax category. All commercial activities are handled from London and the company has a branch office in Mumbai, India where seafarers are recruited and all technical procurement for the ships is undertaken.

Find out who is also on TradeNet

ShipServ TradeNet Conference 2006 – Summary

ImageShipServ TradeNet Conference 2006 was held 10-11 May in Copenhagen. It was attended by 105 maritime executives from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The Summary is now available for downloading in pdf format.
Please note the file size is 6MB and may take a while to download.

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Sign up for the TradeNet Conference 2007

ImageThe ShipServ TradeNet Conference 2007 will take place Monday-Wednesday, 14-16 May in Copenhagen at Hotel Skt. Petri. TradeNet Members are invited to attend.

The conference has become the world’s largest e-commerce forum for the marine industry. Included in the three day programme are:

# Presentations by key industry speakers
# Innovative workshops
# Case studies
# Ports of Call – process and product improvement sessions
# Dinner and TradeNet Awards Ceremony
# Exclusive networking opportunities

This year’s TradeNet Conference will also feature the next step in improving efficiency between buyers and suppliers by introducing the concept of THE PERFECT MATCH – discussing how ship supply sourcing can be made more efficient if linked closely to the marketing efforts of suppliers. In addition, we will focus on how to objectively analyze trading partners for the purpose of improving relationships.

Sign up for the TradeNet Conference 2007

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 74 ship managers and owners with 2,200+ 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