MarineTalk.com has just launched a new, user-friendly version of its popular web portal, offering improved content and navigation. Focusing on the technical sector of the marine industry, Marinetalk.com provides free listings of products, services, and business contacts on its portal, and to date the organization claims that there are more than 10,000 companies listed.
BV In E-Commerce Push
Bureau Veritas reports that a group-wide move into e-commerce is expected to underpin a projected nine percent growth in revenues and 15 percent growth in profits for 2000. Chairman Bernard Renard said "Growing by acquisitions is one part of our program. The other is to grow organically by developing our e-commerce strategy. Our industry sectors, global, flexible and diverse, are ideally suited to harnessing the power of the Internet, and BV has invested heavily in IT over the last few years to position itself for this move.
"There are four main things we can do with the Internet. We can use it to make our business more efficient and to make us even more user friendly to clients. We can be a major information provider. We can use our IT knowledge to help companies build e-commerce solutions.
Marex Grabs Hold Of Maritime Market
Marex.com has expanded into the $500 billion global maritime industry through a newly formed entity, Marex Maritime, which will pursue joint ventures and partnership opportunities within the global maritime market. The Miami, Fla.-based company has retained Merrill Lynch to serve as its financial advisor for the review and analysis of strategic initiatives, and is formally examining various strategic initiatives including alliances, partnerships and other relationships, both with maritime related e-commerce companies and major maritime industry participants.
Additionally, the company elected Sara L. Wilkins as vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Wilkins has vast experience in both the public and private sectors within investor relations.