7 December 2009
Leading German shipping company to use maritime e-marketplace to optimize costs and innovate operations.
LONDON, UK, 7 December, 2009 – ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced that Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H., one of the leading German shipping companies, has joined the ShipServ maritime trading community.
Laeisz has approximately 1,100 crew onboard and about 150 employees ashore. Its fleet of around 50 vessels has a size of more than 2,000,000 TDW and includes Container vessels, Bulk carriers, Car carriers, Gas carriers, Ro-Ro/Pax vessels and Research vessels.
With ShipServ TradeNet, the world’s leading maritime trading platform, Laeisz intends to streamline its purchasing processes and increase efficiencies by bringing all suppliers across the enterprise on to one common platform.
“With the industry facing extremely hard times we need to find new ways to optimize savings,” commented H. Schlotfeldt, Managing Technical Director, Reederei F. Laeisz. “ShipServ was an obvious choice as we’re confident it will help us by reducing costs, maximizing employee time and minimizing overall risk.”
TradeNet helps the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together. Over 140 ship owners, managers and yards use TradeNet to manage the purchasing for 4,700 vessels. In September 2009 TradeNet exceeded 10 million transactions.
“I’d like to personally welcome Laeisz to the ShipServ community,” stated Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ. “And I look forward to helping them drive cost out of their business and streamline their purchasing operations.”
The agreement between the two companies was signed at the Laiesz offices in Rostock, Germany. Pictured (from left to right) are: Frank Hilmer (Financial Director), Harald Schlotfeldt (Managing Technical Director), Lars Bratshaug (Sales Director EMEA, ShipServ), Dr. Joachim Muth (Purchasing Manager), Søren Westergren (Sales Manager EMEA, ShipServ) and Matthias Kroh (Corporate Counsel).
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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 $350m 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 nearly 140 buying organizations, 4,700 vessels and 30,000 suppliers. For more information visit www.shipserv.com.