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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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13 December 2010

ShipServ for Buyers (eBook)

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The purchasing department used to be a quiet, back-office function. Today, it plays an increasingly strategic role for ship owners, managers and shipyards.

Shipping businesses now look to purchasing executives for more than simply driving down operational costs. They also demand:

  • Visibility into key performance indicators that drive profitability
  • Management of supply risks that affect downtime, off-hire and voyage cancellations
  • The ability to benchmark against industry best-in-class performance
  • Control of the processes that affect profitability and compliance
  • Operational flexibility to support growth, change, investment, divestiture and mergers

Fortunately, there’s a proven, world-leading marketplace that gives purchasing departments a distinct advantage across all of these critical dimensions – as well as a powerful toolset for driving down costs. ShipServ web-enables the sourcing and purchasing of operational supplies so you can find suppliers easily, connect cost effectively and trade efficiently.

ShipServ TradeNet is the ship supplies trading platform that connects buyers to the entire supply chain with electronic information flow in all directions.

TradeNet lets buyers and suppliers share a single, central electronic hub instead of trying to create custom, hard-wired integrations between every supplier and every buyer.

This simple idea has unleashed extremely compelling benefits to a rapidly increasing number of the world’s top shipping companies…

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