New structure unveiled at ShipServ

Jun 15 2018

Maritime e-procurement platform, ShipServ, has established two new divisions - ‘Solutions’ and ‘Customer Engagement and Service Operations’.

The new structure has been designed to pro-actively build closer relationships with customers and partners, working and collaborating with them to ensure they maximise the benefits of ShipServ’s solutions.


ShipServ’s Solutions division will be run by chief solutions officer, Henrik Hyldahn, who has experience of both purchasing and supply sides, gained in various roles, including with Seven Seas, as well as outside of the maritime industry.


Silvia Lam Ihensekhien, ShipServ’s chief service delivery officer, who has been with the company for over 10 years, will head up the Customer Engagement and Service Operations division. 


Both report into Kim Skaarup, ShipServ’s CEO.


ShipServ said that it believed the ongoing digital transformation of shipping will play a critical role in meeting shipping’s challenges, where an ecosystem can be created made up of multiple parties focused on the entire value chain around vessel optimisation, of which supplies is a critical element.


The Solutions division will drive the creation of this new ecosystem, consulting with customers, as well as building relationships with partners and specialist vendors within the industry. This will enable the company to quickly extend and add to its existing functionality, providing even better services and solutions for customers, the company claimed.


In conjunction with this, the Customer Engagement and Service Operations division will provide support to customers, guiding them through all elements of the digital journey with ShipServ to ensure they secure the maximum benefits and value from all the company’s solutions.


This includes engaging with them to roll out and fully integrate new solutions and features efficiently and effectively, as well as pro-actively making continuous developments and improvements in line with their specific requirements.


Commenting on the development, Hyldahn said: “The pace of change and the challenges facing shipowners and operators have never been greater. By establishing these two new divisions our aim is to build closer relationships with our customers, working with them to fully understand their pressure points so that solutions can be created that tangibly help them, and to do this at a quicker pace.


“We fully recognise that to deliver the ultimate value for our customers, we must widen the scope of our partnerships and develop an even broader ecosystem founded on transparency and collaboration with multiple partners,” he said.


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