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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 – Supplier Special Edition

Welcome to the December edition of the ShipServ Community Newsletter.

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 in our community. 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 Senda with Pages

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. At first he searched on the model number (NR15) but didn’t get the results he wanted. So he then instead searched using the part number (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. Liam contacted them alongside two already known suppliers. Fortunately for Senda they responded with the best quote and Liam eventually placed an order with them.

This represented a completely new customer for Senda, who without Pages may never have come to the attention of Bibby. In addition Senda’s high TradeRank played a role in Liam’s decision, as it reassured him that Senda had a track record of fulfilling orders from the TradeNet Buying community.

So the message here is clear – the more information there is about you, the more chance you will get found. To read more about how you can increase your visibility with ShipServ visit here.

Sign Up for the ShipServ Sales & Marketing Programme 2009

For nearly 10 years ShipServ has specialized in connecting buyers and suppliers around the world through our ShipServ TradeNet e-commerce platform. In 2008, we will facilitate US$1bn in supplies purchasing for 125 ship owners, managers and yards managing over 4,000 vessels. We manage more then 3.5m transactions per year on behalf of some of the world’s leading shipping companies including Anglo Eastern, Clipper Group, NYK Shipmanagement, MISC, MSC and OSG.

As a result, we know exactly how and where to present companies like yours to the global maritime community. The ShipServ Sales & Marketing Program 2009 represents the bringing together of all this experience into one comprehensive, year-long marketing programme. It includes everything you need to market yourself to the world-wide shipping community, including high-profile advertising, PR, events and exhibitions.

We estimate that the ShipServ Sales & Marketing Program 2009 represents over $250,000 in marketing value made available to you at a fraction of the price. To find out more contact or call us on +44 203 111 9730.

Welcome New Buyer Members

Since our last newsletter we’re pleased to welcome Far East Ship Management and MSC Ship Services (Limassol) to TradeNet. To see a full list of Buyers visit the ShipServ Community Page.


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