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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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17 April 2009

Excuses, excuses, excuses

Our CEO & Founder, Paul Ostergaard, has seen his fair share of excuses over the  years. Excuses from companies that have refused to adopt e-commerce. In fact, Paul is the world’s foremost expert on this subject. No one knows more about maritime-ecommerce-related excuse-making than he does.

And, to be completely honest with you, he’s getting tired of excuses. Especially when in 2009 over 130 ship managers, ship owners and ship yards are realizing savings of anywhere between 5% and 20% on their operational spend by using ShipServ’s buyer solutions.

At the CMA Shipping 2009 Conference last month Paul presented his top five favourite excuses and put them to the torch once and for all.

Some of you may have used these excuses before.  If so, he apologizes for exploding them in such a public way.  But it’s for your own good.  You’ll thank him one day.


No ifs, ands or buts from Ship Serv on Vimeo.

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