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15 October 2012

Kloska goes live on ShipServ TradeNet

German ship supplier and service provider signs up to leading e-marketplace

Hamburg, Germany, 12 October, 2012.

ShipServ, today announced that leading German ship supplier and service provider, Kloska Group is now live and trading on the ShipServ TradeNet platform.

The German company joins over 45 other major equipment manufacturers, ship suppliers and distributors as a fully integrated ShipServ supplier.

Lars Bratshaug, VP Sales EMEA for ShipServ said:

“We are delighted that such a prestigious company as the Kloska Group is now live on the ShipServ TradeNet platform. They are one of the leading ship suppliers in Germany and we are delighted to provide them with the full benefits of integration including decreasing order cycle times and having the ability to handle more orders.”

Bremen-based Kloska Group has a number of subsidiary companies operating under its umbrella including Uwe Kloska, GmbH, Schiffsversorgung Rostock GmbH and Thomson & Co GmbH.

Martin Wirz, International Sales and Relations executive for Kloska said:

“Over the last few months we have seen an increase in demand for our products through ShipServ, so it was a natural step to take a full integration into the TradeNet platform so we can accelerate sales even further.”

From L-R: Martin Wirz, International Sales Kloska Group, Nadine Kloska, CEO Kloska Group and Lars Bratshaug, VP Sales ShipServ.

ShipServ TradeNet is the world’s leading maritime trading platform, helping the buyers and sellers of ship supplies to reduce the costs associated with doing business together.

Over 175 ship owners, managers and yards use TradeNet to manage the purchasing for 7,000 vessels with over 5millions transactions per year running through the platform.


About Kloska Group

The Kloska group’s business activities range from technical supplies for the shipping, on-/offshore, construction, and handicraft industry to diesel engine spare part services combined with its own in-house repair shops, conveyor technology and hydraulics.

The group has also established its own catering services and supplies general provisions and stores to ferries, cargo vessels, cruise liners, research vessels and research stations.

Following the requirements of the global shipping market the group has established new branches and co-operation agreements in China, Russia, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.

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