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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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9 February 2011

ShipServ MariTimes February 11 – Buyer Edition

February 2011 – Buyer Edition


ShipServ Focus: Valves
In a new feature on MariTimes, each month ShipServ will delve into its highly unique data to pull together a brief analysis of trends in a specific market sector.

This month we put the world of Valves under the spotlight.

As can be seen from our graphic below a variety of Valve manufacturers are well represented in searches on ShipServ Pages with no single manufacturer taking more than a 10% share.
Further data and trends on the valves market can be seen on the following link.

Next month ShipServ Focus looks at lifesaving equipment manufacturers.

ShipServ strengthens role as neutral provider of accurate information on marine & offshore suppliers
ShipServ has reinforced its commitment to allow its community to make decisions on reviewing, rating and validating supplier information, with the launch of new features… Read more.

ShipServ completes stellar 2010 with trading volumes up 31% on 2009
Best ever year for ShipServ brings shared benefits to online community of buyers and sellers of ship supplies. During 2010 over four million trading transactions were facilitated… Read more.

ShipServ verification adds to buyers’ trust
The new Brand Management functionality in ShipServ Pages continues to get some great coverage, following its announcement last month. Read more.

Coming soon: ShipServ Deals
ShipServ will shortly be launching ShipServ Deals, a new service featuring special offers and promotions from the world’s leading maritime suppliers. ShipServ Deals will become the one place you need to go for quality and attractive deals from trusted brands. So watch out for the first deals, coming soon!

Review of the month!
Purchased: Main Engine spare parts
Review: “No problems, good support from Wartsila Singapore”

New trading Suppliers added!
In the last month we’re pleased to have added many new suppliers to the ShipServ TradeNet online trading community. These include LK Marine Inc, UNI-TRUST (China) Marine Service Co Ltd, Pafer Comercio E Representacoes Ltda, Marine Enterprise, Tekron Limited, DME Incorporated, Ase Marine – Sempoglou Andrianos, Goldrenz Industrials Sales Corp, PT Global Marinedo Safety & Services (M) Sdn Bhd and Phonic Marines Services Limited. To see the latest list visit our community page.

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ShipServ News & Events

Hear Paul Ostergaard, Founder & CEO, ShipServ speak at “Controlling Ship Operating Costs” Seminar, London 23-24 February 2011. Read more.

Paul Ostergaard will also be speaking at the British Marine Equipment Association Council Meeting in London on 24 February 2011. Read more.

ShipServ Webinar: “How to manage purchase orders more efficiently”, Online 28 February 2011. Read more.

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