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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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11 September 2009

Variety is the spice of life

We’re always fascinated by the variety of ships in the maritime industry. And seeing them come on to our ship supplies marketplace is always very exciting. As you can imagine, with 4,700 vessels now active on our trading platform, TradeNet, we get to see all sorts.

And as our customer base extends into ares such as Oil, Gas & Energy we’re beginning to see a number of specialty vessels – such as semi-submersible drilling rigs (semisubs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and windmill installation vessels.

But don’t be embarrassed if you’re losing track of the various ship types out there. Our friends at CoracleOnline, the maritime e-learning company, run something called the Daily Draft. Its a free six-day course on commercial shipping delivered by email. It explains the main ship types and the job that shipping does in the world today. We’ve found it quite useful as a refresher/primer on the main ship types and the freight they carry. Why not give it a try? You can sign up here. You never know you might learn something.

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