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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 May 2008

ShipServ Announces the Winners of the 2008 TradeNet Awards

Masterbulk and Lagaay International recognized as leaders in maritime e-commerce

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, May 20, 2008ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced the winners of the 2008 TradeNet Awards at a special award ceremony held at the ShipServ Connect08 conference in Copenhagen.

TradeNet Award winners represent members of the ShipServ community who have taken the maritime e-commerce industry to new levels of excellence. The two Award categories – for best buyer and best supplier – recognize achievements in innovation, leveraging the ShipServ TradeNet e-commerce platform and driving collaborative working best practices with trading partners.

“The driving force behind ShipServ’s success has always been the innovation developed by our community of buyers, sellers and software partners. The TradeNet Awards highlight the leaders in our community who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in using the TradeNet Platform,” said ShipServ Founder & CEO Paul Ostergaard.

The winning companies were:

  • TradeNet Ship Owner/Manager of the Year: Masterbulk
  • TradeNet Ship Supplier of the Year: Lagaay International

The winners were picked by a panel of judges from a shortlist of nominations, originally submitted by the TradeNet community of 115 buying and 7,000 Supply organizations. The panel consisted of Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship; Craig Eason, Technical Editor, Lloyd’s List; Helge Hermundsgård, Director, DNV Maritime Solutions and Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ

For more information on ShipServ please contact John Watton on +44 20 3051 0257, email

About ShipServ.

ShipServ is the leading maritime e-marketplace, helping buyers and sellers to find each other easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently. Whether a Supplier wants to attract new customers, a Buyer needs to source new Suppliers or existing purchasing relationships require internet-enabling, ShipServ is unique in helping businesses of all sizes in the areas of web based Commerce, Search and Advertising. Today 115 buying organisations, 3,600 vessels and 7,000 suppliers are on track to conduct $1bn in trade per annum and rely on ShipServ to transform the way they do business. For more information visit

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