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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 February 2010

ShipServ Corporate Overview (eBook)

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No matter how buoyant the shipping market, shipping companies are always looking for ways to reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies and maximize charter income. But until recently, the purchasing department has played a relatively peripheral role in these important initiatives.

Today, there’s a new way to do business that brings Purchasing to its rightful place at the strategist’s table, while dramatically improving purchasing speed, efficiency and visibility.

Hundreds of companies around the world have turned to an e-marketplace to drive the ship supplies market to new levels of efficiency, effectiveness and strategic value.

Introducing ShipServ

ShipServ is the e-marketplace for global shipping supplies. Founded in 1999, it has grown over the years to an annual trading volume of over $1.2bn in 2009. Today, ShipServ helps nearly 150 ship owners, ship managers and shipyards improve the way they do business. It does this in three ways:

Automating manual processes. Replacing faxes and phone calls with simple, web- and email-based transactions (reducing cycle times by around 30%).

Driving down search costs. Buyers and suppliers spend a fortune trying to find each other. ShipServ drives down these costs, dramatically and measurably.

Using information to make better decisions. ShipServ gives new visibility into a wide range of important metrics – from supplier and purchaser performance to sourcing efficiency, requisition times and levels of PO/Invoice mismatching.

The result of these three innovations has helped ship owners and managers supply more ships more efficiently without adding back-office staff. It has also helped suppliers generate new business at the lowest possible cost per sale. Win-win.

ShipServ solutions

ShipServ brings together a range of powerful solutions in an integrated marketplace platform that helps buyers and sellers find each other easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently:

TradeNet – the ship supplies trading platform that connects the entire supply chain with electronic information flow.

Pages – the ship supplies industry’s most comprehensive and most active supplier directory.

Mariner’s Annual – the international shipping and offshore drilling industries’ ordering guide.

Together, these tools are helping the operational supplies market transform itself to take advantage of the power of the Internet.

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