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ShipServ’s new platform gives buyers a view of the sustainability credentials of all suppliers

Maritime trading site ShipServ has unveiled its new platform today giving the shipping industry another transparent tool to cut its carbon footprint.

On the new ShipServ platform, maritime buyers can see suppliers’ sustainability credentials more clearly, and can analyse a supplier’s performance, as well as their commercial, social and environmental capabilities. Maritime suppliers will also have the opportunity to promote their environmental and wider sustainability standards to increase their star rating and enhance their competitiveness in the eyes of their customers beyond the basic price of their products and services.

Procurement departments can enhance the sustainability of their supply chain, and their competitiveness in the eyes of their customers

As part of a phased approach, ShipServ will also look to further enhance the platform’s sustainability features, including reporting and benchmarking, as well as increasing the visibility of sustainably-conscious and accredited suppliers in front of buyers who are searching for their products and services.

Commenting on the development, Henrik Hyldahn, CEO of ShipServ, said: “We fully recognise the increased pressures and complexities that shipowners and operators face to improve the sustainability of their operations; developing our platform in this way provides their procurement departments with the ability to enhance the sustainability of their supply chain, and their competitiveness in the eyes of their customers.”

Founded in 1999, ShipServ has established itself as shipping’s maritime marketplace with more than 43,000 suppliers on the platform, handling more than $4bn in trade annually.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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