MTS and SSL Integrate Services

Monday, August 29, 2005
SeaSupplier Ltd (SSL), the marine e-procurement unit of Stolt-Nielsen S.A., and Marine Transaction Services AS (MTS), a provider of second generation e-commerce solutions for the marine market, announced today the joint development of a new e-commerce interface between the parties, with the capability to fully automate the marine e-procurement process. The agreement links SeaSuppliers' shipping customers, including Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, Sea Bulk International, BP Shipping and Teekay Shipping - with the leading marine suppliers served by MTS - including Alfa Laval, Jotun, Unitor and Wärtsilä Corporation. "Through this collaboration, SSL and MTS have created an interface that gives the ship owner and supplier the opportunity to completely automate the marine e-procurement process," said Terry Kearney, Managing Director of SeaSupplier. "The integration of MTS' and SSL's capabilities enables a quantum leap in efficiency and volume for marine e-commerce transactions yielding significantly higher levels of value for our respective customers," added Brynjar Gevelt, Chief Executive Officer of MTS. By utilizing the interface, each order is evaluated automatically and routed down one of two paths. If the order is correct as submitted, then the supplier can proceed with an automated fulfilment of the order. Orders with inaccuracies are routed to a handler, with the incorrect items flagged. The inaccurate order is also routed back to the ship owner, providing feedback aimed at reducing inaccuracies in future orders. "We are in effect creating a holistic improvement cycle that will continually drive increases in process efficiency, leading to optimized cost savings," noted Gevelt. The integration of MTS' and SSL's customers has been in test for the last year. The joint platform is expected to be made available to the marine industry worldwide beginning in August 2005. Under the terms of the agreement, the cost of the new service to SSL's and MTS's respective customers will remain unchanged; neither party will charge the other party's customers.
Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

On USCG Anniversary, Gov. McAuliffe Urges Hurricane Preparedness

Gov. Terry McAuliffe encouraged Virginians to get ready for hurricane season and provided an update on the commonwealth’s preparations Friday at a press conference

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan Ltd. by David R. Connand Robert G. Allan, P.Eng. Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been

WKCTC to Host Open House for ILM Institute

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the Inland Logistics and Marine Institute August 10 from 4 ­– 6 p.

Navy

South China Sea Hotline in the Works

China and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to set up a foreign ministers' hotline to tackle emergencies in the disputed South China Sea, a senior official of

Fond Farewell to HMAS Tobruk

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), together with the Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, MP,

Thai Navy Lobbies for More Submarines

The Royal Thai Navy claims it urgently needs more submarines to compete with other Asian countries.   The assistant commander made the claim aimed at persuading

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1454 sec (7 req/sec)