The Swiss company B2B Netservice Ltd. is now offering a business-to-business Internet platform using reverse auction techniques. Planned for unveiling in Hamburg and ready for operation on November 1, 2000, mespas.com will enable buyers and suppliers of maritime engine spar parts to meet on the Internet. The goal of the new platform is to simplify the procurement of bids by buyers of maritime engine spare parts, and, at the same time, to provide suppliers a new sales venue
for their products. Ship operators in need of marine engine spares will be able to post requests for bid with mespas.com, and suitable suppliers will summarily be informed by e-mail.