11 June 2009
Leading agent for nautical charts and publications expands agreement to include Singapore office.
OSLO, NORWAY, 11 June, 2009 – ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced at Nor-Shipping 2009 that it had signed an expanded agreement with Nautisk Forlag, one of the world’s largest agents of nautical charts and publications.
Under the terms of the agreement Nautisk Forlag will integrate its Singapore office with ShipServ TradeNet, the e-commerce trading platform for operational supplies.
Nautisk Forlag has grown from being the largest Norwegian distributor of nautical charts and publications to one of the leading agents worldwide, serving companies from Singapore and China to the US and Europe. It is an official distributor for the hydrographical offices of the UK, US, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and holds extensive stocks of all charts and publications necessary for ocean-going vessels, both in paper and electronic formats.
Nautisk Forlag have been a TradeNet customer since 2004, and have already integrated their Oslo operations into TradeNet. The addition of Singapore means Nautisk Forlag now covers the majority of its customer markets.
“We’re delighted to extend our relationship with such a valued customer as Nautisk Forlag,” commented Paul Ostergaard, Founder and CEO, ShipServ. “They are an excellent example of a progressive supplier looking to innovate their business through e-commerce.”
Over 130 top ship owners, managers and yards use TradeNet every day for their operational purchases for over 4,500 ships. Members benefit from reduced administrative overheads, better information to make smarter sourcing decisions, fewer off-hire days due to faster order cycle times, lower shipment costs and the ability to handle more ships without the need to hire more staff.
The agreement was signed at the ShipServ booth at Nor-Shipping by Jarle Baade, Managing Director of Nautisk Forlag (pictured, 2nd from left) and Freddy Ingemann, SVP Sales of ShipServ (pictured, 2nd from right). Also in attendance were Ane Sivertsen, Sales Director of ShipServ (pictured, far left) and Captain Tin Lay Kyi, General Manager of Nautisk Forlag (pictured, far right).
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