19 September 2014
Leading German / Singapore based shipmanagement company and container vessel operator signs up to use ShipServ’s suite of e-procurement decision support tools
Hamburg / Singapore, September 17, 2014. ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has built further on its trusted position among shipowners and ship managers with the signing of Rickmers Shipmanagement, part of the Rickmers Group at the SMM Exhibition.
With offices in Hamburg and Singapore, Rickmers Shipmanagement is currently responsible for the technical management of about 100 vessels, including 52 of its own vessels and 12 Apollo & Rickmers Group JV vessels.
The Hamburg-based shipmanager chose ShipServ on the strength of its ability to increase transaction speeds and improve purchasing efficiency.
Rickmers will connect to ShipServ via its DNV GL Ship Manager procurement software.
Michael Schroder , VP of Sales of ShipServ said:
“We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious ship manager such as Rickmers and to provide them with the ability to enhance their procurement process and save both time and money.”
Bjoern Sprotte, Global Head of Maritime Services for Rickmers, said:
“With the service that ShipServ provides we are able to improve purchasing efficiency and we look forward to a successful partnership. ”
ShipServ has a number of leading German ship managers and shipowners using their platform and services including E.R. Schiffahrt , F. Laeisz, NSB, Reederei Claus-Peter Offen and Alpha Shipmanagement.
To see a full list of ShipServ buyer clients click here.
From L –R:
Bjoern Sprotte, Global Head of Maritime Services, Rickmers Group, Michael Schroder, VP of Sales, ShipServ, Nikola Matovic, Senior Procurement, Executive, Rickmers Group and Saurish Nandi, Global Head of Procurement, Rickmers Group.