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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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30 September 2011

Search by IMPA code on ShipServ Pages

This month we have joined forces with the International Maritime Purchasing Association (IMPA) to simplify and speed up product sourcing through our online supplier directory ShipServ Pages and this will help buyers and suppliers save time and benefit from more accurate requests for quotation, pre-populated with IMPA codes.

IMPA product codes will be displayed automatically to purchasing managers using ShipServ Pages to source suppliers.

By automatically-suggesting IMPA codes for product searches, we hope that buyers will save time in locating specific parts or products. Buyers can also use the IMPA code where known, to search for specific products directly.

“This partnership between ShipServ and IMPA delivers a lot of benefits for buyers and suppliers alike, with even more precise matching on searched products.

We expect to see a huge increase in catalogues uploaded to Pages with IMPA codes as a result of this enhancement and this will lead to an increase in number of transactions carrying IMPA codes for the benefit of a fast and effcient sourcing process.” says Kim Skaarup, ShipServ’s Chief Operating Officer.

ShipServ already works with IMPA to licence their Marine Stores Guide through our ShipCat Catalogue Management tool so this is an extension of partnership.
In the coming months, we hope to extend the auto-population to RFQ creation forms, so please watch this space.

The other major development on ShipServ Pages, has been the continued growth of our brand management functionality by major suppliers with over 30 well-known brands including Wartsila, JP Sauer &Sohn, MAN B&W and ABB taking out exclusive brand zones, which are now live on the site and allow buyers to see all authorised agents that have been verified by the brand owner.

The Brand Management tool allows brand owners to control and monitor suppliers in ShipServ Pages that claim to be their authorized business partners.

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