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 August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Jet Edge Celebrates 30 Years in Waterjet Industry

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with a special open house celebration. Jet Edge’s anniversary event included

TITAN Salvage Receives NAMEPA Award

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced earlier this month that Houston-based TITAN Salvage, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp.

MM&P Hopes to Pad Ranks with Brown Water Mariners

New York Harbor Tug Boat Captains and Crews, Staten Island Ferry Workers, Circle Line and Other Tourist Boat Crews Vote on Joining New Union Uniting with the International Organization of Masters,

Navy

Navy Ships Deliver Supplies to Solomon Islands

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.

MacGregor Wins RoRo Cargo Access Equipment Order

MacGregor has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment.

Australian Navy Delivers Solomon Island Supplies

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.2502 sec (4 req/sec)