1 March 2010
Leading maritime technology companies partner to provide an integrated fleet management and e-commerce solution.
Under the terms of the arrangement, the two companies will work in co-operation to bring their combined solutions to the maritime market. These two leaders in maritime information have been partners for many years, and the announcement represents a closer co-operation in the development of their services.
Danaos (established in 1986) is a leading software provider for the global maritime industry serving over 500 shipping companies world-wide, including some of the largest shipping companies who have been Danaos customers for over a decade.
?he Danaos Enterprise Software Suite is a modular system that integrates the information found in the various departments of a shipping company. Shore-based applications cover a multitude of tasks ranging from Accountancy, Operations, ISM compliance, Planned Maintenance, Crewing and Bunkering.
ShipServ TradeNet is the online ship supplies trading platform, connecting the buyers and sellers of ship supplies through a single, web based service. Buyers can issue request for quotes, compare quotations, place orders and receive confirmations. Suppliers can receive request for quotes, submit quotations and issue confirmations. In 2009 ShipServ facilitated 4m transactions with a total value of nearly US$1.2bn, serving over 30,000 users in 90 countries.
Together, Danaos and ShipServ will enable shipping companies to consolidate their orders and request for quotes in Danaos through a single, web-based solution to their suppliers, thereby reducing costs, eliminating errors and speeding up purchasing.
“Our customers will benefit from the combination of Danaos and ShipServ’s leading technology and services, providing them with one of the best information management experiences,” said Dimitris Theodossiou, Managing Director, Danaos Management Consultants S.A. “Danaos holds a leadership position in fleet management software and this partnership with ShipServ provides us with a great opportunity to further extend our services to the largest and most active trading community on the Web.”
“We are thrilled to be working more closely with Danaos and we think this agreement represents a great opportunity to benefit our customers,” said Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ. “ShipServ offers a market leading trading platform, which has proven success in helping companies save money. Working together, we can create even more value for our communities.”
ShipServ and Danaos will begin to roll out the initiatives outlined in the agreement immediately.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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2. About ShipServ
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 2009 ShipServ helped its members save an estimated $400m 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 150 buying organizations, 5,000 vessels and 30,000 suppliers. For more information visit www.shipserv.com.
3. About Danaos
Danaos has a rich 20+ years history (incorporated in 1986) and is the leading maritime I.T. supplier serving over 500 customers globally. Danaos offers a comprehensive suite of products and services that include:
- An integrated suite of software modules that automate all the functions of a shipping company (accounts and financials, chartering and voyage planning, vessel operations, bunkering, freight collection, spares, stores and provisions supply cycles, technical, planned maintenance, vessel monitoring, repairs and dry-dockings, crew and MGA, full ISM follow-up), linked with an integrated communications package (email, fax, telex, GSM, BlackBerry) with comprehensive MIS and user-defined reporting and incorporating user-defined KPIs and their follow-up.
- The above software modules are implemented on both the office and onboard the vessels and are exchanging data transparently through any satellite communications method.
- Danaos has also completed the incorporation of a full set of KPIs into Danaos software systems including the PMS, ISM and Crewing subsystems.
- The software is complemented by a rich array of implementation and outsourcing services.
Danaos has 100+ staff, own offices in Greece, USA, UK, India, Norway and Cyprus and representation in Hamburg, Dubai, Istanbul, Singapore, Tokyo and Russia.For further information about Danaos please visit www.danaos.gr, email us or phone +30 210 4196600.
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