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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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16 February 2010

ShipServ is Ten Years Old Today!

Hard to believe, but a decade goes by oh so quickly and ShipServ is indeed 10 today. Although the exact date at which the company was founded has been the subject of much debate, disagreement and discussion, we do know the company was officially registered by our Founder, Paul Ostergaard, on 16th February 2000. He had the idea and started the beginnings of the company a few months before that, but, just like the British Royal Family, we’ve agreed today is our “official” birthday. And its our 10th!

Back in 2000, ShipServ was founded in the web “gold rush” of the dotcom boom where anyone and everyone was setting up an internet business. In fact, someone was telling us today they remembered nearly 30 maritime purchasing companies similar to ShipServ being founded at the time (although Paul will swear blind it was a lot, lot more). But none exist today – and ShipServ’s success is a testament to the vision of the founders and the tenacity of the subsequent employees and customers who’ve taken the company from strength to strength over the years.

Our celebrations in these tough economic times are a little bit more restrained than they may have been back in 2000. But we’ll celebrate nonetheless. Cake features highly. We like cake. Anyway, here’s a short video we thought you might enjoy.

4 Responses to “ShipServ is Ten Years Old Today!”

  1. thomas Says:

    Ah very Nice… :-)

  2. James Tweed Says:

    Happy Birthday ShipServ and well done! Here’s to the next 10 years…

  3. Henrik Hollesen Says:

    Congratulation!! So young and yet so mature :)

  4. mointernational Says:

    Congratulations and good luck for the future

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