25 May 2011
ShipServ cements leading position in Norwegian e-commerce market as Seatrans AS signs up to TradeNet
Bergen-based operator joins community of Norwegian shipowners and managers using the TradeNet platform to refine and improve their purchasing processes.
Oslo, Norway, 24 May, 2011 – ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has cemented its position as the leading provider of maritime e-commerce services in the Norwegian market with the signing of Seatrans AS.
Seatrans AS will use the ShipServ TradeNet platform to source ship supplies on 16 ships in its diversified fleet operating in the chemicals, forest products, offshore and liner segments. The Seatrans ships will connect to shore and to their suppliers through the ShipNet SNAPS Maintenance and Purchasing system.
Pictured from left: Leif Larsen Technical Director, Seatrans, Atle Sommer, Director of Ship Management, Seatrans, Ane Fosseng, Business Development Director, ShipServ [Click image for large version]
Paul Østergaard, chief executive officer, ShipServ, said:
“This latest signing demonstrates the strength of our fast-growing presence in the Norwegian market and our ability to work seamlessly with M&P software partners to the benefit of shipowners and managers. We are delighted to be working with an innovator like Seatrans and we will continue to offer all Norwegian shipowners and operators the ability to improve their processes and reduce their costs, just as we do for customers across the globe.”
Leif Larsen, Technical Director of Seatrans AS said:
“Seatrans runs its chartering and operations, management and crewing in-house, servicing a diversified fleet so we are always concerned to be as efficient and flexible as possible. ShipServ TradeNet will give us the ability to better manage our procurement and use the built-in KPI functionality to review the performance of our suppliers.”
ShipServ is already the preferred platform of choice for 17 Norwegian shipowners and operators, including BW Gas, DOF Management, Green Management, Hoegh Fleet Services, Westfal-Larsen, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, OSM Ship Management, Grieg Shipping and Solstad ASA.
One of the world’s largest commercial fleet managers, OSM Ship Management went live with ShipServ last year and has reported not just improved prices and performance but also added value, since its purchasing managers are released from administration and can spend more time on sourcing and contracting.
ShipServ has worked very closely with both Norwegian-based and international marine software providers to ensure that the owner and their suppliers benefit from implementing ShipServ.
This has included ensuring that all the leading M&P software systems can connect to ShipServ for the greatest efficiency. Current software integration partners include ABS Nautical Systems, Bass, Consultas, Danaos, GL Maritime Software, Logimatic, SBNT, ShipNet, SpecTec, Star Information Systems, Teomaki, TeroMarine, Ulysses and Vertex.
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 www.shipserv.com
The Seatrans Group is a fully integrated shipowning company with in-house chartering and operations, ship management and crewing, serving the chemicals, forestry, offshore and liner segments. Seatrans manage 20 vessels + 3 newbuildings, the annual trading volume at Seatrans is about NOK 70 mill. Seatrans has a shore staff of 130, and employs about 520 shipping personnel from Norway, Poland, Croatia and Romania.
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