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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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28 April 2009

ShipServ voted the UK’s Most Promising Internet Company 2009

Europe’s largest professional network for high growth technology companies identifies ShipServ as the future of technology.

LONDON, UK, 28 April, 2009ShipServ today announced that it had won the title “UK’s most promising internet company 2009”, awarded by firsttuesday

The award goes to the UK-headquartered company with the most inspirational business idea and vision for the future. Over 175 UK technology companies entered the competition, with the initial shortlisting done by a panel of experts from sponsors Cisco, FirstCapital, Intel and TerraFirma. This long list was then reduced to 8 and then to just 3.

The finalists (ShipServ, and were then asked to pitch “Dragon’s Den style” in front of a jury consisting of Sean Phelan, Founder of, Ien Cheng, Director of Product Management, Google EMEA and John Yeomans, Partner, FirstCapital. The final happened at this year’s Internet World Exhibition in Earl’s Court, London, and nearly 50 people watched our CEO, Paul Ostergaard, tell the ShipServ story. After much deliberation by the jury, we were proud to be announced winners.

“Its great to hear that our vision for the future has been warmly received by such an esteemed group,” commented Paul. “But I’m particularly delighted that the value we’re delivering to our customers in the shipping industry has been recognised more widely as innovative, compelling and world-class.”

For more information on ShipServ please email John Watton or call him on +44 20 3051 0257.

About ShipServ
ShipServ is the leading maritime e-marketplace, helping the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together. In 2008 ShipServ helped its members save an estimated $100m and transformed the way they do business. Whether a Buyer needs to streamline its purchasing operations or a Supplier wants to reduce the cost of attracting or retaining customers, ShipServ is unique in helping businesses of all sizes to find each other easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently. Today the ShipServ community numbers over 130 buying organisations, 4,500 vessels and 27,000 suppliers. For more information visit the ShipServ website.

About First Tuesday
First Tuesday is Europe’s largest professional network for high growth technology companies seeking venture capital with 38,000 members and 10 offices hosting events the first Tuesday of every month. For free membership, newsletter and more information please visit:

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