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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 March 2009

Chandler (bada) Bing!

There’s no doubt the Internet has profoundly transformed the way people learn about and locate products. Today, buyers start their purchasing experience by looking on the Internet.

Google is by far the biggest search engine of them all and a great tool to boot. But sadly for maritime purchasers it can soak up an awful lot of time. Take for example searching for a chandler – just try typing “chandler” into Google and seeing what you get. Within seconds you’ll be illuminated, informed and inspired about everything to do with the character Chandler Bing from the hit US TV “Friends”. As entertaining as that is, its no use when you’ve got a vessel coming into port screaming for critical supplies. And you need to source a supplier of marine chandlery fast.
That’s where ShipServ steps in. We provide the world’s largest maritime suppliers search engine that lets you get down to business. Fast.

We have a tonne of information on suppliers of operational supplies, provisions, stores, spare parts and chandlery,  Unsurprisingly it’s been rapidly embraced by the marine chandlery industry -you can always expect marine chandlers to know a good thing when they see it. In fact over 40% of Premium Listings on Pages are chandlers. So next time you fancy a break from Mr. Bing, why not see how we can help with the buying and selling of marine chandlery.

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