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3 June 2014

NSB goes live on ShipServ

For immediate release

NSB goes live on ShipServ

One of the world’s leading container operators chooses ShipServ for its e-procurement activities

London, UK , June 3, 2014. ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has increased its presence in Germany and the container sector with the signing of leading operator REEDEREI NSB.

REEDEREI NSB signed with ShipServ on the strength of its pedigree in the container market, and was attracted by the ability to standardise transactions with all its suppliers and increase efficiency in the purchasing cycle.

The company based in Buxtehude near Hamburg, Germany engages in ship management, supervision of newbuildings as well as retrofittings and crewing and just recently announced an initiative to internationalize its business.

REEDEREI NSB will connect to ShipServ through its current ShipNet ERP maritime software suite.

Stuart May, Senior Vice President for ShipServ said:

“We are delighted to welcome such a major container operator to the ShipServ community and we look forward to working with NSB Ship Management as they use TradeNet in the future. This helps cement our position both in the German market and container sector as the leading e-commerce player.”

Tim Ponath, COO of REEDEREI NSB, said:

“We were looking for a solution that enables us to base all transactions with suppliers on a standardized and transparent format. With ShipServ, we will save time on order processing and the retyping of data will be reduced. It is our vision to offer a broad range of maritime services in the most efficient way possible. ShipServ is one step on our way to this goal and will be a valuable asset in boosting performance for our customers worldwide.”

ShipServ now has over 15 containership owners and operators trading on ShipServ with close to a 50% share of vessels in the liner sector.

Major containership owners and operators trading on ShipServ include AP Moller-Maersk, CMA CGM, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Seaspan Corporation, NYK Line, CSAV Group, K Line, MISC, Matson, Crowley Lines Reederei and Claus-Peter Offen.

REEDEREI NSB also joins a growing band of German shipowners and operators that are currently using ShipServ which includes Claus-Peter Offen, Alpha Shipmanagement, E.R. Schiffahrt, F.Laeisz, Nordic Hamburg and Opielok.



NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (REEDEREI NSB) is one of the leading container shipping companies in the world. With a fleet of 71 vessels, the company which was founded in 1982 provides quality “Made in Germany”.  Apart from the ship management of container ships, tankers and offshore jack-up vessels, REEDEREI NSB is supervising newbuildings and is active in crewing of both its own ships as well as vessels of other parties.

At its own NSBacademy, which employs a modern Ship Handling-Simulator, employees from ashore and seafarers are trained and educated on a regular basis. In its headquarters in Buxtehude and its branches in the United States, Korea and Singapore, REEDEREI NSB employs approximately 200 men and women and 2,700 seafarers.

About ShipServ

ShipServ is an e-marketplace that connects buyers in the marine industry (shipowners, managers, yards and oil rigs) with over 50,000 suppliers of spares, stores and anything else that is used on a ship.

In 2013, ShipServ facilitated $2.3bn of annual trade from 200 buying companies managing over 8000 vessels and trading with over 50,000 suppliers in over 100 countries around the world.

For buyers, ShipServ works with existing ship management software and helps shipowners, managers and yards to reduce vessel operating costs by enabling seamless trading with maritime suppliers globally.

Users report up to 10% savings on operational spend by using tools such as ShipServ Match – a new automated supplier recommendation service – and a 30% reduction in the procurement department workload, along with the benefits of complete transparency that comes from all communication being captured in a standard format.

For suppliers: ShipServ offers an effective way to sell and market in the marine industry.

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