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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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8 December 2009

What’s New in Pages? Improved search capabilities

The ALL NEW ShipServ Pages is the result of years of experience in understanding how maritime buyers search for supplies, coupled with extensive feedback from the maritime community. This has led to a number of innovations in the latest release to make it easier to locate the exact supplier you need:

Refine search

Having carried out a search you’ll notice that Pages now allows you to refine the results by category and membership/certification. This lets you further refine your search and is useful, say, in the situation where you’re looking for a specialist supplier. Or perhaps you’re looking for a supplier who’s an ISSA member, as this is a accreditation you trust. Just select the options you want to refine by and press the ‘Apply’ button.

Related searches
The system now recommends related searches on search result pages and on supplier profile pages. This lets you see alternative ways you could search Pages, and is useful when you haven’t quite found what you want. In the example below we’ve searched for “Paint in Hong Kong“. Pages shows us that we could also search for “Chandlery in Hong Kong“, visit the “Chandlery Zone” or indeed look for “Suppliers called Paint“. Just clicking on any of these phrases takes you to a pre-defined search results page.

Improved catalog searching and browsing
In many product-related searches, search results pick up information held in supplier Catalogs. Catalogs let suppliers advertise their stocked goods in their Pages listing. And in the ALL NEW Pages, the way you search catalogs has been completely re-designed.

Try looking at the catalogs of suppliers  “Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies Limited” or “Kirkpatrick Group, Inc.” to see the new look.

The catalog operates in two modes: browse and search. In browse, the folders list lets you navigate around the catalog. In search, it switches to help you navigate through search results.

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