ShipServ's new integrated logistics move immediately finds customers

Shortly after launching its integrated solution for logistics companies, ShipServ has signed agreements with three of the leading providers of maritime spare parts logistics: MarineTrans, DSV, and Schenker.

By integrating their systems to TradeNet, logistics providers will be able to receive purchase order information from shipping companies and suppliers directly into their track and trace systems. This optimizes the flow of procurement data between all parties to a transaction.

ShipServ expects these three to be the first of many who will be attracted by the prospect of a growing market, currently requiring the movement of 200,000 orders annually. The attraction is made richer by the fact that the order data can immediately be transmitted electronically from ship owners/managers and suppliers.

Mr. Thomas Hostrup, Sales & Marketing Manager, DSV explains: "We are happy to be part of the strong network that exists between shipping companies and suppliers on TradeNet and look forward to serve our customers using the system even better. Moving data directly into our order management system eliminates manual re-typing and reduce unnecessary communication with vendors located world wide thereby enabling DSV to focus and expand the customer service towards this industry".

ShipServ's wide industry experience has enabled it to build a new solution which offers logistics companies and freight forwarders in the marine supply business the efficiency gains that ship owners/managers and their suppliers experience when trading electronically via ShipServ's e-marketplace, TradeNet.

To facilitate this flow of information ShipServ has developed a new Logistics Module for shipping companies, which in one step distributes procurement data to supplier and logistics provider, who no longer will receive unexpected delivery requirements.

This new module called ShipServ OneStep-LogisticsTM allows shipping companies to automatically direct data to their freight forwarder at the very same moment the transaction is sent to the supplier via ShipServ TradeNet. The action is handled in one step and triggered through TradeNet by the shipping company's purchasing system. This eliminates the need for phone calls, faxes or emails to inform the logistics provider about order details.

In addition, when the supplier issues an order confirmation, data is automatically distributed via ShipServ TradeNet to the freight forwarder.

ShipServ OneStep-Logistics works with all major purchasing systems, i.e. Spectec AMOS, ShipNet, BASS, ABS-NS, Logimatic ePos, Consultas, CL-Sea, Ulysses Systems, Danaos, and other.

About ShipServ

ShipServ was founded in 1999 and is the world's leading provider of maritime e-commerce solutions bringing business benefits to ship owners / managers and suppliers alike, via the TradeNet e-commerce trading platform and ShipServ Pages, the online sourcing tool for the maritime industry.

ShipServ Pages, online sourcing tool for the maritime industry:
An online directory with 8000+ suppliers is available to shipping companies worldwide free of charge. Searches can be made for brands, product categories, ports, etc. Suppliers can also join the directory free of charge or buy a more advanced listing opportunity to maximise their exposure towards customers and prospects.

ShipServ TradeNet, e-marketplace for ship supplies trading:
ShipServ TradeNet is the world's largest independent trading platform for ship supplies and neutral, i.e. not controlled neither by buyer nor supplier interests. The advantages of TradeNet have already been proven to 80+ ship managers and owners with more than 2,700 vessels expected to do 2 Mio. transactions in 2007 with 5,000+ suppliers. At the end of 2007, we expect to reach an annual GMV run rate of $750 Mio.

ShipServ's electronic Ship Supply Management (eSSM) Solution includes:
Sourcing, Order Management, Catalogue Management, Delivery Management and Business Intelligence. An Invoice Management module will be released later this year.

ShipServ TradeNet and ShipServ's electronic Ship Supply Management solutions simplify the procurement process for shipping companies and suppliers alike. Old-fashioned fax and paper transactions are replaced with electronic trade resulting in savings in time and money throughout the supply chain. The automatic transferring of data between the shipping company's procurement system and the supplier's order management system reduces misdeliveries and the need for clarification communications.

ShipServ provides eSSM solutions for participants across the entire range of the marine marketplace, from shipping companies with just a few ships to the largest multinational ship managers; from small local ship chandlers to the largest OEM's, contract suppliers and trading houses.


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