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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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12 July 2008

Managing Profitability in Shipping (Industry Report)

The need to reduce costs and maximize charter income places demands on every aspect of a shipping company’s operations. Thanks to innovative tools that automate the purchasing process and generate business data to give greater management visibility and business planning insight, today’s purchasing organizations are not only helping drive savings to the bottom line but are also enabling companies to operate more efficiently and flexibly to maximize revenue opportunities.

Thanks to the e-commerce services available today, shipping companies are able to embrace and optimize the purchasing expertise and talent within their organizations to help them respond more easily to the changing dynamics of the shipping industry. How companies make the most of this opportunity is where competitive advantage lies.

This study looks at the goals of purchasing and the challenges facing buyers both internally and externally. Driven by the desire to address these challenges and improve purchasing processes and collaboration with suppliers, we look at the benefits shipping companies have been able to achieve by implementing e-commerce services and what the future now holds for companies that have been able to eliminate the burden of paper-based manual processes.

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