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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 May 2009

Pages – the maritime Oracle

The Oracle of Delphi (or Delphic oracle) was the most reknowned of all the oracles in ancient Greece. People consulted the Delphic oracle on everything from important matters of public policy to personal affairs.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and today’s oracles are more often than not based on the web, and of course led by the likes of the all-conquering Google. But with over 12,000 maritime purchasers consulting it every week, ShipServ Pages has rapidly become the oracle for the maritime supply world; answering virtually any type of request for a supplier or product

But here’s the smarts. Not only does Pages help answer those previously difficult-to-answer questions, it also gives us here at ShipServ insight into what are the most popular questions. For example, everything to do with GMDSS equipment (including servicing) seems to be popular at the moment, as does the need for Lifeboat services and Lifeboat Davit Repairs.

Which means we get a steer on the types of suppliers searchers want, and so can go out and recruit the right types of suppliers. In return we can assure suppliers that there is demand for their services. Which in our books is a win-win for everyone – “the questioners” (i.e. buyers) get their questions satisfactorily answered (i.e. they find a supplier). And “the answerers” (i.e. suppliers) get valuable enquiries for their business.

And all without the need to resort to special potions, laurel leaves or ritualistic dances.

One Response to “Pages – the maritime Oracle”

  1. mointernational Says:

    Interesting connection to The Oracle of Delphi!

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