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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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20 November 2006

ShipServ Hat Trick in Norway

ShipServ 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 takes the total number of shipping companies to 74 with more than 2,200 vessels.

Today, the shipping industry operates on very tight margins and e-commerce is becoming an operational standard. Freddy Ingemann, ShipServ’s Vice President of Sales explained: “An often seen result of implementing e-commerce is a 25% productivity increase. Other benefits include 10-20% savings on spot purchasing and shortened cycle times throughout the supply chain. Thus, many of our customers are introducing company policies for all new suppliers to quote via TradeNet or else they will not trade with them.”

Barber Ship Management, part of the Wilhelmsen Group, will connect to the e-commerce platform using the standard off-the-shelf TradeNet adapter for BASS.Net purchasing system. This will enable them to trade electronically with suppliers while working seamlessly from within their well-known BASS interface. The agreement with Barber is for a proof of concept period with a selected number of suppliers and vessels.

Transpetrol TM is another BASS user that will benefit from the plug and play solution of electronic trading. “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”, commented Kai Bjorkelund, Managing Director, Transpetrol TM.

Solstad Shipping is expected to be trading with all their suppliers within a few weeks from the start of the project as they will enjoy the highly developed interface between their ShipNet SNAPS system and TradeNet.

Commenting on this, Mikael Weis, ShipServ’s Vice President of Client Relations says: “This shows the strength of our relationship with ShipNet. The integration between ShipNet and ShipServ TradeNet is off the shelf. Combined with our experience with implementing these solutions, our customers are up running in a very short space of time. Thus, the whole process becomes more immediate and beneficial for them.”