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ShipServ takes on Japanese agent

ShipServ takes on Japanese agent

Tokyo: Maritime e-marketplace ShipServ has signed a partnership agreement appointing MarineNet as the exclusive agent in Japan for marketing and sales of the company's solutions to the country's shipowners, shipmanagers, shipyards and maritime suppliers. These solutions cater to maritime buyers and sellers in the areas of web based commerce and trade, search and advertising

"MarineNet strongly supports e-Commerce, and in choosing a partner to extend such solutions to the Japanese market, ShipServ was the obvious choice", said H Ozeki, MarineNet president. "We pride ourselves at MarineNet on providing a one-stop-shop for all information that the modern marine industry needs, delivered quickly and accurately. ShipServ helps us to further deliver on that promise."

Since its launch in 1999, ShipServ TradeNet has grown to boast a community of over 20,000 users that are on track to conduct $1bn in trade per annum, buying and selling ship supplies and parts in more than 90 countries. The company's Japanese customers already include NYK, MK ShipManagement, Meiji Shipping, Solar, Kobe Shipping, Fuji Trading, ISS and over 200 suppliers.

"This is a landmark agreement for us and an exciting development for the Japanese market", commented Paul Ostergaard, CEO, ShipServ. "Having an experienced, well established and reputable partner is extremely important for our current Japanese customers and prospective ones, and we look forward, with MarineNet, to growing the ShipServ community in Japan and providing even better service and support."  [06/12/07]