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    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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    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."

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4 May 2010

Alpha Shipmanagement signs up with ShipServ

Respected shipping company moves its ship supplies purchasing onto maritime e-marketplace.

LONDON, UK, 4 May, 2010ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, today announced that it had signed Alpha Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG.

Alpha Ship was founded in 1994 with the mission to offer and maintain a fleet of highly sophisticated, fully cellular deep sea container vessels to meet up with the highest present and future technological, safety, environmental and commercial standards of their potential partners. Alpha Shipmanagement currently operates 18 modern containerships.

Alpha Shipmanagement have signed up to use ShipServ TradeNet, the online ship supplies trading platform. TradeNet connects the buyers and sellers of ship supplies through a single, web based service.

With TradeNet, Alpha Shipmanagement will be able to route their orders and request for quotes through a single, electronic connection to all of their suppliers. Thus automating processes, taking out errors and ultimately reducing costs.

“Alpha Shipmanagement is a modern shipping business and ShipServ is part of a broader initiative to innovate our business processes.” said Hartmut Koester, Purchase Manager, Alpha Shipmanagement. “With ShipServ we will transform how we manage our purchasing, becoming more efficient, as well as gaining better insight into our operations.”

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 10,000+ suppliers worldwide.

“Its with great pleasure we welcome Alpha Shipmanagement to the ShipServ community,” said Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ. “Following the recent signing of Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H.  I am so excited to see our German ship management community go from strength to strength. I look forward to helping Alpha Shipmanagement benefit from reduced costs and increased efficiencies.”

Alpha Shipmanagement has already piloted TradeNet, so it’s a fluent passage to daily (e)business.

Pictured celebrating the contract signing are (left to right):

Stephanie Doescher, Purchase Manager, Alpha Shipmanagement; Lars Bratshaug, EMEA Sales Director, ShipServ; Hartmut Koester, Purchase Manager, Alpha Shipmanagement; Martina Wegener, Transport Manager, Alpha Shipmanagement.


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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