FAQ’s

Find out more about how Link Ship Chandlers can help you by reading the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) listed on this page.

What is a Ship Chandler?

A ship chandler (also known as a ship’s chandler) is a retail dealer or company that specialises in the resupply of provisions and equipment for ships, oil rigs, gas rigs and other maritime industries.

Does Link work in ports other than Cape Town?

Yes! The business was founded in Cape Town and while there is no doubt that Cape Town harbour is their focus, a number of ship owners are increasingly using their “on demand” chandling services in Durban, Walvis Bay and Mossel Bay.

Does Link have a technical department?

Yes, as a full-service ships chandler, Link can supply all Deck and Engine products used by the maritime industry.

What types of services does Link offer?

Link provides outstanding maritime resupply services to vessels in Cape Town and other South African harbours. The services provided include (but are not limited to) the supply of:

  • Deck, engine and cabin supplies
  • Bonded goods
  • Fresh meat, fish, fruit, veg and dairy products
  • Dry goods
  • Beverages
  • Breads and cereals
  • Specialised ethnic foods

Does Link service only commercial vessels?

No, Link supplies all types of maritime vessels including passenger and cruise liners, research and military vessel, oil and gas rigs, as well as fishing and cargo vessels.

Is Link a Bonded Supplier?

Yes, Link offers all of its customers a full bonded supply service that saves both time and money thanks to fast turnaround times.

Does Link provide Agency Services?

Although Link is not a shipping personal agency they are well connected and have access to many of South Africa’s top shipping agencies. This ensures that customers are put in contact with the right people and the focus on getting the right person for the job is handled by the people who know best.

Submit Your South African Ship Chandlery Questions

If a question or query is not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact Link Ship Chandlers by emailing us on info@shipchandlers.co.za.