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    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."

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    Keppel Shipyard

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4 November 2008

ShipServ Chief Operating Officer to address InterManager AGM

Kim Skaarup to present How e-commerce is improving the profitability of the shipping industry” at world’s leading association of ship managers.

LONDON, UK, 3 November, 2008ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced its participation in the upcoming International ShipManagers’ Assocation Annual General Meeting to be held 17 November 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore.

Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ will be addressing the AGM with a paper titled “How e-commerce is improving the profitability of the shipping industry”. The paper will include the results of a recent global survey into best practices in the purchasing departments of leading maritime shipping companies. Kim will also be updating delegates on ShipServ’s global maritime supplies trading platform, ShipServ TradeNet, and how it helps both buyers and suppliers to reduce costs, save time and make better spending decisions.

The idea behind InterManager at its foundation in 1991 was to improve standards in ship management and achieve a safer, more environmentally conscious, more reliable, and more controllable ship management industry. This continues to be the aim of the Association. InterManager acts as a forum for the exchange of information among members, and promotes both the Association and its members on the basis of their pursuit of quality not only within the shipping industry, but also with insurers, port and flag states and the press.

For more information on the InterManager AGM visit the event website. For more information on ShipServ’s involvement do not hesitate to contact John Watton at

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