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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."

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    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."

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    Keppel Shipyard

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19 September 2011

ShipServ wins another German client as Nordic Hamburg signs up to TradeNet

Expansion-minded Hamburg-based bulk carrier and containership owner will use the TradeNet platform to refine and improve its purchasing processes.

London, UK, 14 September, 2011. ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has won a further endorsement from the German shipping community with the signing of Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement to the TradeNet platform.

Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement was founded in 2008 and today operates a fleet of seven vessels, which will expand to 18 by the end of 2012, all of which will connect to TradeNet for sourcing ship supplies.

Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement is a company within the Nordic Hamburg Group, which consists of shipowning and shipmanagement operations and offers a complete range of services to clients, from initial development phase through project management, financing and corporate, commercial, technical and crew management.

ShipServ will use its deep integration with the fleet’s onboard BASS maintenance and purchasing software to link to Nordic Hamburg’s suppliers. The contract win included close co-operation between BASS Germany, ShipServ and Nordic Hamburg’s purchasing department.

Nordic Hamburg

Lars Bratshaug , VP Sales for EMEA said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement to the ShipServ community in Germany. The fact that we were chosen by the Nordic Hamburg management on the back of previous experience with our solutions, indicates that the efficiencies gained from our trading platform far exceed manual purchasing processes and are a straight forward option for owners keen to maximise returns. We look forward to working closely with Nordic Hamburg as they continue to grow in the future.”

Henrik Jensen, Managing Director of Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement said:

“The Nordic Hamburg Group has made its reputation by being innovative in its projects and operations and we also understand that shipping depends on relationships. Implementing ShipServ on our vessels means we can trade faster and more efficiently with our suppliers and when necessary work with new partners to achieve the best prices and service.”

Germany is now one of the fastest-growing markets for ShipServ which is already the preferred platform of choice for 11 shipowners and operators.

Major German clients include AJ Shipmanagement, Alpha Shipmanagement, Bernhardt Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland), Carsten Rehder, ER Schiffahrt, Reederei F Laeisz, Shipcare Management and trans Mar-Supply.

About Nordic Hamburg

The Nordic Hamburg Group of companies was founded by Rowil Ponta and Richard Grube, both seasoned shipping experts with many years of experience. The two partners managed over a relative short period to develop the company to a successful one-stop-partner through a strategy of combining the company’s high level of competence and experience with a unique network of well-known shipyards, fund houses, banks, shipbrokers, charterers and shipowners.

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

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