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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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10 September 2010

ShipServ and Germanischer Lloyd plug in to German shipping market

Agreement with leading software house GL Maritime Software will make it easier for shipowners to connect to their suppliers through ShipServ TradeNet.

Hamburg, Germany, 10 September 2010 ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-commerce trading platform, today announced at SMM 2010 that it is expanding its service to German shipowners through co-operation with software house GL Maritime Software.

The software provider has agreed to develop a ‘plug-in’ which can connect its clients’ maintenance and purchasing systems onboard ship direct to the hundreds of suppliers on ShipServ TradeNet.

ShipServ’s Germany-based customers already include AJ ShipManagement, Alpha Ship Management GmbH & Co., Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland), Carsten Rehder, ER Schiffahrt, Reederei F. Laeisz, Shipcare Management and trans Mar-Supply.

Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO of ShipServ said: “We are excited that GL Maritime Software is making it easier for their clients connect to the TradeNet community.

Although ShipServ has a strong track record in Germany, we’ve seen even more interest in ShipServ in the last year or so – indication that more and more German owners are looking to save on their procurement costs and improve their business processes.”

GL Maritime Software will integrate ShipServ TradeNet into its GL ShipManager shipboard system.

Dr Torsten Büssow GL’s head of Maritime Software, said: “As an innovation driver for the industry GL Maritime Software values this kind of co-operation with other strong maritime technology providers, to bring the best benefit to our joint client base.”

Mr Ostergaard added: “Having clients being able to connect directly via their GL software will really open up our ability to deliver value to more ship owners, and reduce the time it takes for them to get onboard. It will also help our supplier members too by deepening the pool of ships available and bringing them new customer opportunities.”

TradeNet is the world’s leading maritime trading platform, helping the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together. Over 150 ship owners, managers, offshore operators and yards use TradeNet to manage the purchasing for close to 5,000 vessels & rigs. In 2010 ShipServ expects to handle more than 5,000,000 transactions.

ShipServ can be found at Booth Number 373 in Hall B6 at SMM 2010, at the Hamburg Messe und Congress.


About ShipServ
ShipServ helps marine and offshore buyers to find the best suppliers easily, trade efficiently and build trusted relationships.

Our products and services bring buyers and suppliers together online, in print, on ship and in person. We offer the largest online trading platform, the most used supplier search engine, the leading ordering guide and the first online ad network.

The high volumes of sourcing, trading and search data our community shares every day helps us deliver better results and more accurate information to both buyers and suppliers. No one facilitates the intelligent, trustworthy matching of demand and supply better than ShipServ. For more information visit

About GL Maritime Software
GL Maritime Software is the software provider and system integrator for the maritime industry, improving clients’ processes and decisions in ship operations and fleet management, both onboard and onshore. GL develops market-leading software products, and provides implementation and integration services, training, and support.

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