11 August 2008
Maritime purchasers see e-commerce as a way out of the chaos
We’d like to share with you the results of a survey we recently conducted into purchasing best practice in the maritime industry.
The report, “Managing Profitability in Shipping: The role of the new purchasing department” was undertaken by AEBCommunications, an independent research consultancy, and involved in-depth interviews with nearly 20 senior purchasing executives from the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The 12 page report shares the challenges being faced by purchasing departments around the world, the e-commerce journey many are taking and the benefits they’ve enjoyed.
You’ll find incredibly useful information about how other shipping businesses have used e-commerce to:
- Increase purchasing efficiency & accuracy
- Improve service to ships
- Lower the risk of demurrage or off-hire days
- Gain new business insights
- Improve process control
ShipServ goes from strength to strength
Half way through 2008, and we’re pleased to announce that the number of buyers, the number of suppliers and the number of ships managed on TradeNet all grew by 33% in just 6 months!
We’re delighted to welcome many new companies to the ShipServ community including, on the buyer side, Companhia de Navegacao Norsul (Brazil), Crowley (US), DSD Shipping (Norway), Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (US), Great Offshore (India), Ishima (Singapore), International Tanker Management (Dubai), JQC Shipping (Singapore), Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (Malaysia), Prisco Tankers (Singapore), Southern Shipmanagement Ltd. (Chile) and Suisse-Atlantique Société de Navigation Maritime S.A. (Switzerland).
On the supply side, we’re also pleased to announce major new agreements with Atlas Incinerators (Denmark), Bosung (Korea), Furuno (Denmark), and Viking (Denmark).
Thank you to everyone in the ShipServ Community for making 2008 such a successful year so far.
To see the full list of ShipServ customers visit the Community webpage.
To keep up to date with who’s joining ShipServ, simply sign up for our ShipServ Community RSS Feed – allowing you to be notified instantly when new buyers and/or suppliers join the community.
Meet with ShipServ in California, Baltimore, London or Hamburg!
September sees a hectic schedule of conferences for ShipServ, and we’re either presenting or exhibiting at five conferences in just four weeks! Included are the IMPA Conference in London, the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Fair in Hamburg, the ISSA Convention in Baltimore and the ABS User Conference in Long Beach, California.
This is a great opportunity for you to meet with ShipServ representatives closer to home. So if you’re nearby or are already planning to go to these events we’d love to schedule a meet!
Visit the events section on our website to find out who to contact for each event.
ShipServ Partner Update
ShipServ recently announced an agreement with Tero Marine to integrate their maintenance system, TM Master, with TradeNet. This adds to the existing adaptors available to the likes of Spectec AMOS, ShipNet, BASS, ABS-NS, Danaos, Logimatic ePos, Consultas, CL-Sea and others.
Keep Up to Date with ShipServ
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