13 June 2008
Welcome to the June edition of the ShipServ Community Newsletter!
ShipServ on course to hit $1bn in trade in 2008
We thank all of our 115 buying organizations and 7,000 suppliers in helping us to keep on track to hit 3.5 million transactions and $1bn in trade in 2008. With a diverse community that covers Cargo, Coastal, Cruise, Offshore and Yards, ShipServ now has 25,000 users in 90 countries.
The variety and global reach of the ShipServ community is exemplifed by our recent new members, which include Keppel Shipyard (Singapore), Companhia de Navegacao (Brazil), Prisco (Singapore), Seabourn Cruise Line (USA), Holland America Lines (USA) and MISC Berhad (Malaysia).
MISC is the world’s largest owner-operator of LNG carriers and the second largest owner-operator of Aframax tankers in the world. In the words of Nordin Mat Yusoff, Vice President, Fleet Management Services, MISC, “At MISC we are committed to innovation and are always striving for excellence. ShipServ helps us enhance our business processes and achieve our vision of being the preferred provider of world-class maritime transportation and logistics services.”
*NEW* You can keep up to date with who’s new to ShipServ by signing up for an RSS Feed today. If you’re a Buyer you can now see the latest Suppliers to join, and if you’re a Supplier you can see which Buyers have recently started trading on ShipServ. See the RSS Feed article below for information on both RSS and how to sign up.
See a list of the ShipServ community.
ShipServ Pages exceeds 20,000 Suppliers
The number of suppliers listed on ShipServ Pages recently exceeded 20,000, making Pages THE largest online marine suppliers directory in the world. With Pages, maritime buyers can now locate 1,500 brands in 7,500 ports around the world. And the newest Pages release now enables buyers to send Requests for Quotations (RFQs) directly from Pages to a supplier.
All in all, Pages momentum continues to grow. According to Steve Poppleton, Purchasing Manager, Tidewater Marine, “ShipServ Pages is an excellent starting point for traditional sourcing but even better for tapping into unknown sectors of the global marine market place.”
Try out Pages today.
Connect08 Attracts World’s Leading Shipping Companies
Over 100 delegates from 24 countries convened in Copenhagen for ShipServ’s annual conference, Connect08. Buyers and sellers from the world’s top shipping companies met to network and debate the latest in maritime e-commerce.
Amongst the audience were representatives from A.P. Moller-Maersk, Anglo-Eastern Group, Chevron, Clipper Group, Companhia de Navegacao Norsul, Hoegh Fleet Services AS, J. Lauritzen, LMS Shipmanagement, Masterbulk, OSG Shipmanagement, Princess Cruises, Solstad Shipping, Tidewater Marine, Torm Shipping, Vroon, Westfal-Larsen and Wilhelmsen; Man B&W, Wartsila, Wilhelmsen Marine Services , Aalborg, Seven Seas, Fuji Trading; Schenker and DSV.
All of the conference presentations are available for download. Visit the Connect 08 site for more information.
ShipServ Announces the Winners of the 2008 TradeNet Awards
Masterbulk and Lagaay International were recently recognized as leaders in maritime e-commerce at the annual TradeNet Awards. The winners were picked by a panel of judges from a shortlist of nominations, originally submitted by the TradeNet community. 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.
See the full press release
Keep Up to Date with ShipServ
You can keep up to date with all the latest ShipServ news and announcements, as well as finding out who’s just joined the ShipServ community, by signing up to one of our RSS feeds.
What is RSS?
RSS enables the latest ShipServ content to be delivered directly to you as soon as it’s published – without you having to visit our website.
How do I get the ShipServ RSS feed?
The first thing you need is an RSS reader. There are many on the market (such as Netvibes, Bloglines and Sharp Reader), and most are free of charge to download and use. All of them allow you to display and subscribe to your preferred RSS feeds. Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is click on the orange RSS button on our pages.
Once you’ve clicked you may be taken to a page that displays a bunch of code (although if you’re using a smart browser like Firefox, Opera or Safari, then your browser may create the feed automatically for you as a ‘live’ bookmark).
From here, all you need to do is cut and paste the page’s URL into a new feed in your news reader….and then wait for the content to be delivered to you.
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