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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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31 October 2011

ShipServ MariTimes October 2011 – Supplier Edition

SmartShipping/Connect11:  A resounding success

Our Connect 11 user event was held last month as part of the SmartShipping conference  in Singapore [see below] .
We are delighted to announce that we had a record attendance of over 173 people from across the globe and we were happy to see a number of business cards exchanging hands particularly at our Dinner on Monday night that was held at the fabulous surroundings of the Asian Civilizations Museum. Read more.

Click here to view the SmartShipping photo gallery

‘Smart corporate DNA’ required to reap full rewards

Singapore conference hears that companies need to move from compliance to innovation culture if they want to be successful.

THE current economic climate means that smart shipping practices will continue to thrive, but corporate inertia is the biggest obstacle to the success of any initiative in the coming months, the inaugural SmartShipping conference in Singapore was told.
The event co-hosted by ShipServ and NHST Events/Tradewinds allowed delegates to listen to a stellar cast of visionaries from the shipping industry on how the sector can become more efficient, reduce and control costs, improve performance and stay compliant. Read more about SmartShipping here.

ShipServ takes shipping industry’s pulse on use of the internet

The vast majority of respondents believe that e-business brings positive benefits, while education and trust are probably the greatest hurdles to adoption.
ShipServ carries out an annual survey into the use of the internet and e-commerce in the shipping industry with the aim of building an understanding of how trends in business-to-business e-commerce are impacting the maritime sector. The results of this year’s survey show a quickening of observable trends in internet use, with many respondents adopting new tools and working methods to adapt to challenging shipping market conditions. Click here to read the survey’s key findings.

ShipServ Connect – a newsletter for our Buyer community

Have you read the first issue of ShipServ Connect? If not, click here to read the first issue of Connect.
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the latest ShipServ product developments, partner integration news and allow our clients insight into the personalities and responsibilities of our Client Relations team, that of course starts with our Customer Service Centre in Manila. We also aim to inform you of all developments on ShipServ Pages that will improve your sourcing process.

Pioneering new technology launched at EUROPORT 2011

Next week is the biennial  Europort  exhibition and over the years this has evolved into one of the major maritime exhibitions worldwide.
The  international maritime industry comes together in Rotterdam, from all sectors including sea shipping, offshore, dredging, naval, construction vessels, inland navigation, fishery, workboats and mega yachts.

According to the organisers the Ahoy complex is once again fully booked with a record number of over 1,000 exhibitors presenting pioneering new technology.

Don’t forget to register for a free visit at

Also you can join the Linked-in group, download the Europort App in the Apple store or Android Market or follow @Europort_2011 on Twitter. You can also visit the website:

ShipServ will be on stand 7031, so please pop by and say hello.

Five Easy Ways to Boost Your Pages Listing, Tip #5: If you’re an authorised agent, get it verified on Pages

As a verified, authorised agent, you get a badge on your Pages listing so you rank
highest when buyers search for that brand. Plus you get a boost to your
TradeRank. Read more.

New trading Buyers added!

In the last month we have welcomed number of new buyers to the ShipServ TradeNet online trading community. To see the latest list visit our community page. To see the latest list visit our community page.

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