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.