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5 January 2011

ShipServ makes online purchasing simple for ABCmaritime

Tanker owner and manager is second Swiss shipping company to sign up to ShipServ TradeNet.

London, UK, 5 January, 2011ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, today announced the signing of ABCmaritime to its marine and offshore e-commerce trading platform, ShipServ TradeNet.

Headquartered in Nyon, just outside Geneva, ABCmaritime is the second Swiss shipping company to sign up to ShipServ, which is increasing its marketing presence among European shipowners and managers. ABC will use TradeNet to source spares and supplies for its fleet of chemical, oil and bitumen tankers and offshore vessels. The company manages around 30 vessels with part of the fleet owned by the ABC Group and part under management for third party owners.

“We are delighted to welcome ABCmaritime to the ShipServ community,” commented Paul Ostergaard, Founder and CEO, ShipServ. “Switzerland is home to an important shipping and trading cluster and ABCmaritime is a great example of a quality operator with a focus of on innovative operations. We look forward to helping them become a fully fledged member of ShipServ and find opportunities to create value.”

“ABCmaritime operates in specialised niches but with a global scope,” said Daniel Wolf, CEO of ABCmaritime Group. “We like to work with partners like ShipServ who understand our business and have a track record of delivery to high standards. We foresee considerable potential for our fleet and management operations from this partnership with ShipServ.”

ABCmaritime vessels are equipped with the BASSnet purchasing software which is directly integrated to TradeNet. Using the BASS system, the ABCmaritime vessels can connect to the ShipServ Pages supplier directory, raise requests for quotations and place orders via TradeNet in co-ordination with shoreside offices.


About ABCmaritime

ABCmaritime is a privately owned shipping company located close to Geneva, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1982 to provide services to shipowners, banks, financial institutions and international organisations.

The vessels under ABCmaritime management range from chemical, oil and bitumen tankers to offshore vessels operating mainly on the West African Coast. ABC also operates a fleet of river and sea tugs and barges working predominantly in the Caspian sea. The company is also involved in naval projects in Europe, managing specialised vessels.

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