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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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4 September 2012

ShipServ offers new Connect3 service

E-commerce provider allows buyers the opportunity to connect three major suppliers to trading platform for free

London, UK, 4th September, 2012.
ShipServ, the leading e-marketplace, today announced the launch of its new service Connect3, which will allow shipowners and shipmanagers to use its TradeNet platform to connect to three major suppliers of their choice without any ShipServ charge.

The new service will provide users with a real taste of the benefits of e-commerce allowing purchasing managers to instantly control and cut purchasing costs and speed up order cycle times.

The Connect3 service will also provide users with full access to reporting data and provides owners and managers with the ability to benchmark vital supplier KPI data and allow them to work more closely with suppliers.

“It’s a no-cost way for buyers of trying out e-commerce with three of their major suppliers. It takes next to no time to set-up and provides instant reporting data so that they can benchmark their purchasing activities and collaborate with suppliers on response times,” said Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ.

The service will initially be rolled out free of ShipServ charges to all users of purchasing modules from the following maritime software providers: ABS NS5, BASS, Consultas, Danaos, GL Maritime Software, ShipNet, SpecTec, Teomaki, and Tero Marine.

“We are kicking off this project by targeting existing users of our current maritime software partners, but our aim is to roll this project to as many companies as possible regardless of their current purchasing solution,” said Mr Skaarup.

The ShipServ TradeNet e-commerce platform is currently used by over 175 shipowners, managers and shipyards from all sectors of the maritime industry, managing over 7,000 vessels including A.P. Moller-Maersk, Teekay Shipping, MOL Shipmanagement, MISC, E.R Schiffahrt, Holland America Line and Keppel Shipyard.

For more information about signing up to Connect3 visit


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.

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