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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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16 December 2008

Newsletter December 2008 – Buyer Special Edition

Get connected to the global maritime community – Join ShipServ on LinkedIn!

Our mission is to help you be more effective in your daily work and open doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have. So as an extension to this service, we are pleased to announce the launch of the ShipServ Maritime Trading Network on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. LinkedIn’s Groups allows you to find communities of professionals who share a common experience, passion, interest, affiliation or goal. The ShipServ Maritime Trading Network is designed for maritime professionals interested in ShipServ, TradeNet, Pages as well as all things eCommerce.

Membership is FREE and open to maritime buyers and suppliers, ShipServ employees, software partners and Industry Associations. To register visit

Bibby Ship Management turns to Pages for Savings

We’re always interested in hearing examples about how companies have used our products to do things differently. One small, but interesting, example we heard this month came from Liam Herbert, Purchasing Manager, Bibby Ship Management Ltd who used ShipServ Pages to great effect.

He had a requirement for a 501.001 Admission Gas Casing for a Napier NR15 Turbocharger. The obvious thing to do would’ve been to search on the model number (NR15) but Liam instead searched using the part no (501.001). As a result he located a supplier called Senda Shipping based in Pudong New District, Shanghai.  You can see their Pages listing here. They responded with a very good quote and Liam eventually placed an order with them.  This is a completely new supplier to Bibby, and is $3,000 cheaper than the two other suppliers that quoted (and who were already known to Bibby). In addition Liam was also able check Senda’s TradeRank which reassured him that they had a track record of fulfilling orders from the TradeNet Buying community.

So not only did Pages help Liam in track down an appropriate supplier and support him in making his decision, it also let him open up a new relationship and save money at the same time! A pretty impressive result. So to see Pages for yourself visit ShipServ Pages.

Quick Tip: Use Pages for faster RFQs!

You may not be aware, but ShipServ Pages has the ability to send RFQs simply and quickly.

Through the Enquiry functionality, you can send enquries to suppliers and receive responses direct to your inbox. This is excellent for those ‘ad-hoc’ enquiries where you don’t want to add a supplier to your purchasing system. You can select up to ten suppliers for each enquiry and include up to three 1MB attachments. Perfect for issuing quick turnaround RFQs. To try out Enquiries, visit ShipServ Pages today!

Welcome New Supplier Members

Since our last newsletter hundreds of new suppliers have joined TradeNet, including in the last week alone: Vancouver Liferaft & Safety Inc, Uruguayan Marine Safety Ltd., Trelawny SPT Ltd / UK, Topnordic A/S, Scanrope Marine A/S, Rue Eing Machinery Co., Ltd., Rochem US, Prins Supply B.V., M.S.I. Co’s and Krissana Intertrade Co. Ltd. To find out more visit the ShipServ Community Page.

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. To find out more visit ShipServ