One of the world’s leading ship managers chooses ShipServ’s suite of decision support tools for its e-procurement and sourcing activities
London, UK , May 20, 2014. 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.
(L-R)Paul Ostergaard, CEO and Founder of ShipServ with Ryan Dalgado, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager of Thome Ship Management.
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.
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About Thome Ship Management
The Thome Group of Companies is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management services to the international shipping and offshore industries. Based in Singapore, and celebrating 50 years of service, the Thome Group of Companies represents a unique combination of the best elements of Scandinavian shipping tradition with the modern drive of Asian business enterprise.
From ship management to running offshore vessels, FSOs and FPSOs, port agency, vessel inspection, newbuilding site supervision, and crew training, Thome offers a complete range of services and products under one roof.
Building on Singapore?s dynamic growth as an international maritime centre, the Thome Group has grown to be recognised as one of the world?s leading independent international ship managers with more than 200 vessels under technical management serviced by 600 shore staff and 10,000 crew members. In addition, the Thome Group has 120 vessels under pure crew management engagements.
Today, Thome Ship Management ranks among, and is recognized by leading industry stakeholders, as one of the best performing global ship management companies with a wide range of clients from every corner of the world.
Since the very beginning when Thome started its ship management operations, the company has built up a solid list of principals, associates and clients from Central Europe, Scandinavia and from across Asia, Japan, Indonesia and Korea in particular. Thome Group Principals are mainly blue?chip, often stock market listed shipping companies and recognised as prominent leaders in their own fields.
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.