Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. has joined Quadrem, a global e-marketplace for buyers who transact with industrial suppliers. Shell has joined the e-commerce site following a pilot of Quadrem's production solutions at customer sites in Chile, South Africa and the United States. "E-business is a strategically important selling channel for Shell, and one which we realize we must embrace if we are to continue growing our customer relationships," says Marion Wagner, mining e-commerce specialist. Originally aimed at the natural resources industry, Quadrem now simply refers to itself as a global e-marketplace. The Dallas-based organization, established in 2000, counts nearly 6,000 supplier organizations and 240 buying locations representing 20 global buyers among its users. Quadrem has locations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, the Netherlands and the United States. Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. is a business of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group.