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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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26 June 2009

ShipServ MariTimes June 09 – Buyer Edition

Drip, drip, drip…plug the leaks
Not automating your purchasing operations with ShipServ is a lot like never fixing a leaky tap. Over time, that small drip can waste a lot of water. Of course, in our case, the drip is inefficient and costly processes and what’s wasted is money. We’ve compiled some facts to show how ShipServ plugs the leaks in your purchasing operations, potentially saving a ship manager operating 20 ships anywhere up to $2.4m per annum. Read more.

Case Study: Crowley Maritime
And by way of proof, learn how Crowley have implemented ShipServ TradeNet, speeding up ordering, reducing administration and saving money. Read the case study.

Need a refresher on TradeNet?
We’ve recently completed a short video which gives a high level overview of how TradeNet helps maritime buyers. Whether you’re new to TradeNet or not, this in an excellent business primer on what our service provides. Click here to view the video.

ShipServ Pages – the maritime Oracle
The Oracle of Delphi 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. And today many use ShipServ Pages as the oracle for maritime supplies. Read more.

New Suppliers on
The economic climate certainly hasn’t slowed down the number of suppliers registering on TradeNet. Since our last newsletter we’ve added over 170 new SmartSuppliers. These include Aage Hempel International, Anchormarine Fire Pte. Ltd., All Parts Trading Co., Bohnhoff Hamburg, Gulf Shipchandler, Lafferty’s Pharmacy, Lenntech BV, Max Fodgaard A/S, Schraven BV, Shoreline Ship Repair, Singapore Valve & Fitting Pte Ltd., Thames Diesel Injection Parts. and W.H.Brennan (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. To see the latest list of maritime suppliers and ships chandlers visit our community page.

And finally…..get your ShipServ Merchandise here!

We’re pleased to announce that ShipServ branded merchandise, hosted by zazzle, is now available for purchase.

As well as being the envy of your friends and family, why not buy gifts for your own customers, suppliers or partners. Show the world you’re part of a vibrant trading community!

In addition to the usual logo’ed t-shirts and mugs, there’s also some slightly more fun items. Plus for every one of our “Vote Yes’ t-shirts sold, we’ll donate $1 to our corporate charity Plan International.

So don’t hesitate. Visit our online store today!

News & Events Roundup

Alfa Laval powers its sales with ShipServ
Leading engineering solutions provider signs agreement to enable the receiving of orders via the ShipServ e-marketplace. Read more here.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management Sign Up for ShipServ
World’s leading third party ship management company to use ShipServ for ship supplies purchasing. Read more here.

ShipServ Voted the UK’s Most Promising Internet Company
Europe’s largest professional network for high growth technology companies identifies ShipServ as the future of technology. Read more here.

IMPA ’09
London, 16-17 September 09
Visit us at this premier maritime event. For more information email John Watton.

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