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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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30 April 2010

ShipServ announces signing of Mowinckel Ship Management AS

Another Norwegian shipping company moves its ship supplies purchasing onto e-commerce solution.

LONDON, UK, 30 April, 2010 ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, announced that it had signed an agreement with Mowinckel Ship Management AS.

Mowinckel Ship Management AS is managing the vessels owned by AS J Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi and partners – founded in 1898 by Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.  Presently the fleet consists of 9 vessels – 7 tankers and 2 bulk carriers.

Under the terms of the deal, Mowinckel will subscribe to ShipServ TradeNet, the online ship supplies trading platform. TradeNet connects the buyers and sellers of ship supplies through a single, web based service.

TradeNet will enable Mowinckel to route their orders and request for quotes through a single, electronic connection to all of their suppliers, thereby reducing costs, eliminating errors and speeding up purchasing.  Mowinckel use AMOS for purchasing and the roll-out of ShipServ will begin at the end of May according to the project plan.

“Mowinckel is a progressive shipping business company and after finishing other projects to make our business more efficient ShipServ is a good choice to streamline our purchasing process,” said Ove Berntzen, Managing Director, Mowinckel Ship Management AS.

In 2009 ShipServ helped its members save an estimated $400m and transformed the way they do business. Nearly 150 ship management companies now use TradeNet, connecting to thousands of suppliers worldwide.

Pictured are Ane Fosseng, Business Development Manager, ShipServ and Ove Berntzen, Managing Director, Mowinckel Ship Management AS.

The ShipServ community will be convening on 11-12 May 2010, at the ShipServ Connect10 Conference in Copenhagen. The agenda includes speakers from ABS NS, Columbia Shipmanagement, EastWind, MAN Diesel, MUSC and Princess Cruises plus keynotes from Copenhagen Business School, ecademy and WIRED magazine.


1. Contacts

General press enquiries should be directed to John Watton, Chief Marketing Officer, ShipServ on +44 20 3051 0257, email John Watton.

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

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