ISSA, ShipServ to collaborate on online suppliers directory

The following is the text of a press release issued by the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association:
(LONDON) — ShipServ, the leading maritime e-marketplace, has strengthened its
partnership with The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association
(ISSA), the association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers worldwide.

Under the terms of an agreement signed at the ISSA54 Convention in Istanbul,
ShipServ will work with ISSA on an ISSA “Zone” on ShipServ Pages, the online
marine suppliers directory. ISSA members will also benefit from a special
offer to join Pages.

Pages currently features more than 30,000 suppliers offering anything from
stores and provisions to life saving equipment; from main engine spares to
paint. The new agreement raises the profile of ISSA on Pages, highlighting
its members to visitors.

“This cooperation represents an excellent opportunity for our members to
reach new customers cost-effectively and trade efficiently,” commented Jens
Olsen, ISSA President. “And as a progressive association it was important to
us to have an influence in what added value services we are able to offer
our members,” he said.

Maritime buyers use Pages to find suppliers for a wide range of uses, from
locating new suppliers in unfamiliar ports to sourcing alternative suppliers
for existing contracts. Trust is very often an issue in many transactions,
especially when dealing with a new supplier. The ISSA Zone will exclusively
feature those ISSA members signed up to Pages, giving prominence to a
community of high quality, accredited maritime suppliers.

“Our community of buyers tells us that finding a new supplier is relatively
easy but finding one you can trust is much harder,” said Paul Ostergaard,
Founder & CEO of ShipServ. “With ISSA’s increased involvement with Pages, we
can highlight those suppliers with ISSA accreditation, giving buyers greater
peace of mind.”

By Professional Mariner Staff