Internet Ready for Shipping & Maritime Industry
ShippingServ.com (under construction) is a horizontal Marketplace, Social and Collaborative Maritime Platform, specifically designed to easily develop a vertical Maritime Business Network sites and several ICT services for shipping & maritime industry operators, a PROFESSIONAL AND COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS SERVICE PLATFORM FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY OPERATORS COMMUNITY.
It is a site of exchange of the supply and demand of maritime products and services, which allows the work of distant teams and the capture of new businesses of value. Its mainstreaming, like Hub access to the sector, allows users to make secure businesses at the same time that integrate their intranets of workers and extranets of customer support into a new network of qualified operators, while improving thus their networks and simultaneously connecting with other public and private vertical maritime platforms. In other words, it is about creating a Great Collaborative & Business Intranet (Niche Site) specifically designed to develop and grow the intranets and extranets of the Community users in and out of the platform.
Thanks to the Marketplace, the Worldwide Directory of Ports, Companies and Maritime Professionals (with a Search/Browse and Agreement application), ShippingServ.com help registered users to earn and save time and money, allowing them to promote their maritime products and services, send and request budgets, negotiate and contract through our platform. They can close their agreements with our system, providing their contracts with the legal formality and legal security they want (possibility of obtaining private certifications and notarized apostilles of the commercial transactions carried out).
Intranets, Extranets and Maritime Business Network
The platform provides users – in exchange for a small subscription fee per user, SaaS of Low Cost – other services, such as:
- the possibility of creating Intranets for their employees, using our Task & Project Management Tool, very useful for the development of work teams at a distance, together with other intranets of workers of the platform;
- be able to develop in the platform (and in the Internet) its Community Extranet of attention to the clients and maritime collaborators of quality;
- the integration of its businesses into vertical Maritime Business Network of sites (eg, the International Network of Ship Arrest and Release, of marketing of fishery products and services, of Internet technological services for the sector – development of intranets and software integrations –, of shipping transport and the consignee agency of ships and cargoes, as well as the ports and terminals business, the construction and repair of ships, or even the training, employment and maritime contracting, among others);
- and, finally, there will be space for the publication of Articles, News and Information of the sector.
The maritime platform, ShippingServ.com, organizes all information into the approximately 65 professional groups and 450 existing maritime activities and businesses. All of them ordered by countries and more than 4,000 ports of the world. An excellent tool of Advertising and Online Marketing for companies and operators of The Blue Growth Sectors.
Market and Monetization
The most interesting thing is that the market, the Maritime Industry, is very affluent. During the first launch phase of ShippingServ.com, our potential customers are those of this industry. These, totaling more than 40 million between employees and self-employed, generate practically 15% of world GDP. In other words, 6% of workers globally, generate $11.000 billions USD per year. Only maritime transport operators account for 4% of GDP, generating more than 13 million jobs. Its purchasing power is 2.6 times higher than the average.
In a second phase, the possibilities of scaling the project to related sectors, are enormous and easy to carry out. Jump from Maritime to Logistics and Multimodal Transport (maritime, road, rail and air) is not a problem. They represent more than 35% of the world GDP, surpassing $25.000 billions USD annually. And reaching more than 120 million direct and indirect jobs.
In brief, revenues will come from subscriptions of users registered to our Low Cost SaaS. Others from the sale of packages of credits (special online services, in-mails) and those generated by the Maritime Business Network. Eg, agency commissions of each ship arrest and release case, or those of technological services provided to maritime operators on the Internet, among others. Finally, incomes from sale of advertising spaces and other third party commissions, will help to maximize benefits.
The only existing competition is a product marketplace for the ship. This site excludes many products and all services of the Maritime Industry. It has 71,000 registered users, twice as much as in 2012. Premium users pay $2,000 per year. Furthermore, they have to buy credits packs to pay the 1.5% of the value of the transactions finally executed. Contracts declared 2015 and 2016 on their platform worth more than $2.6 bn each year.
The design of ShippingServ.com platform has been completed and all the essential contents are ready to be released. We have databases of the main ports of the world and their characteristics. Also have the most important maritime companies, ordered by country, professional groups and maritime activities. We already defined the structure of the MVP and the business model. Everything needed (programming requirements included) are ready. We expect to finish the web development in a six months period.
The Startup founders are looking for one or two partners who want to participate in the development of the project.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you are interested in be partner in the project. We can provide you with a complete presentation and technical information.