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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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17 December 2012

ShipServ Explained: ShipLink and ShipCat

What is ShipLink?

ShipLink is an easy to use tool with advanced functionality that helps leading shipowners and managers such as Anglo Eastern to create and send requisitions to their purchasing department.

ShipLink can be used a stand-alone service or in conjunction with WebBuyer, ShipServ’s online procurement solution.What makes it special?A requisition sent via TradeNet can be converted into an RFQ (Request for Quotation) or Purchase Order without having to retype any of the line item details.

As the requisition is sent via MTML it means that ShipLink can be imported into any procurement system that is able to handle MTML.

Are there different types of ShipLink?

Yes, there are two different versions:

•  ShipLink Lite is a free solution used for creating a requisition that can be printed or e-mailed as a file attachment for the recipient to print. When the recipient has ShipLink installed, the requisition can be opened and modified.

•  ShipLink Standard  is used for creating and sending a requisition to the ship’s purchasing department via the ShipServ TradeNet service. Standard mode is only available if the shipowner or shipmanager has a current User Agreement with ShipServ.

What is ShipCat?

ShipCat, is a self-contained electronic catalogue solution that works seamlessly with ShipLink , and allows the crew or Master to search bespoke supplier cata-logues or the IMPA Marine Stores Guide that can be purchased under licence. ShipCat guarantees that correct part and IMPA numbers are used on the requistions sent by ShipLink eliminating delays and mistakes.

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