ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, has built further on its trusted position among ship managers with the signing of leading integrated ship management service provider Thome Ship Management.
Thome chose ShipServ on the strength of its ability to offer advanced sourcing and procurement tools alongside its core offering of increasing transaction speeds and improving purchasing efficiency.
These advanced tools and services include ShipServ Match, an automated supplier recommendation service that can cut purchasing costs by up to 10%, and a KPI benchmarking tool that provides specific purchasing KPIs based on the trading activities of over 8,000 vessels.
Thome is currently responsible for the technical management of over 200 vessels including bulkers, tankers and offshore vessels.
The Singapore-based manager will connect to ShipServ through its current Spectec AMOS system software suite.
Paul Ostergaard, CEO and Founder of ShipServ said: “We are delighted to welcome such a major and progressive ship manager to the ShipServ community and that a key factor in Thome’s decision was our recently launched decision support tools that are proven to help purchasers reduce costs and save time”
Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt, CEO of Thome Ship Management, said: “Managing ships to a high standard while keeping costs under control is the challenge we all face in the industry today. We are confident that working with ShipServ will give us the tools we need to ensure our vessels are fully supplied to our specification and at the right cost level.”
ShipServ has a number of leading ship managers and shipowners and operators using their platform and services such as the KPI benchmarking tool and ShipServ Match including AP Moller-Maersk, CMA CGM, Teekay Shipping and Anglo-Eastern.
Thome also joins a growing band of Asian shipowners and managers that are currently using ShipServ which includes Aboitz Jebsen, BW Fleet management, Epic Shipmanagement, MSI Shipmanagement. K Line Shipmanagement, NYK Shipmanagement and MISC Berhad.